Today in History

HISTORY TODAY: JULY 9, 2023

  • 1533- Religious preacher Chaitanya Dev died on 9 July 1533.
  • 1819 – Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, was born on July 9, 1819.
  • Lord Minto II, who was the Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1845-1905 to 1910, was born on 9 July 1845.
  • 1875 – India’s first stock exchange ‘The Bombay Stock Exchange’ was established on 9 July 1875.
  • 1877 – The first Wimbledon tennis tournament was held on 9 July 1877.
  • 1893 – On July 9, 1893, Daniel Williams performed the first open heart surgery without anaesthesia.
  • 1900 – Satya Narayan Sinha, National Congress politician, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh, was born on July 9, 1900.
  • 1923 – Manakbhai Agarwal, member of the second Lok Sabha, was born on July 9, 1923.
  • 1925- Vasantkumar Shivshankar Padukone, popularly known as Guru Dutt in Hindi films, was born on July 9, 1925.
  • 1930- Indian film producer director and screenwriter K. Balachander was born on 9 July 1930.
  • 1938- Famous film actor Sanjeev Kumar was born on 9 July 1938.
  • 1944- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose accepted the leadership of Azad Hind Fauj on 9 July 1944 to liberate India from British rule.
  • 1951 – India’s first five-year plan (1951–56) was launched on 9 July 1951.
  • 1969- On July 9, 1969, the lion was chosen as the national animal of the country by the Wildlife Board. Which was later changed.
  • 1972 – The Soviet Union conducted an underground nuclear test on 9 July 1972.
  • 1991- Famous poet Sherry Bhopali passed away on 9 July 1991.
  • 2001- On July 9, 2001, India announced the establishment of two posts on the Pakistan border.
  • 2007- Indian-origin American scientist Himanshu Jain was awarded the Otto Scott Research Award on 9 July 2007 for his pioneering work in the field of glass science.