Today in History – 9 May

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today in history 9 may


Maharana Pratap, great soldier and a great King , was born.


Maharaja Surajmal attacked on Delhi.


On this day in 1791, Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first American secular composer, died suddenly of a seizure in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.


First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.


Gandhiji announced suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement for six weeks and called on the Government to withdraw its Ordinances.


On this day in 1950, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986) published Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. With this book, Hubbard introduced a branch of self-help psychology called Dianetics, which quickly caught fire and, over time, morphed into a belief system boasting millions of subscribers: Scientology.


Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.


Pandit Sundarlal, great revolutionary and writer of ‘Bharat Mein Angreji Raj’, passed away.


Durga Bai Deshmukh passed away at Hyderabad. She was a social reformer, freedom fighter, planner, administrator, educationist and parliamentarian. She worked for peace, social welfare and for betterment of the downtrodden.


Madhu Sapre, Miss India, is crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.


M.J.Pherwani, National Housing Bank Chairman, resigns following his bank’s involvement in the Security scandal.


Militants set Charar township on fire in the vicinity of the Charar-e-Sherif shrine. More than 1,000 houses burnt.


Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.


Kirit Raval was appointed Solicitor-General of India.

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