Today in History – 9 May

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today in history 9 may

1540

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

1753

Maharaja Surajmal attacked on Delhi.

1791

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.

1866

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

1874

First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.

1933

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

1950

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.

1959

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

1981

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

1981

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.

1992

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

1992

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

1995

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

1995

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

1998

Kirit Raval was appointed Solicitor-General of India.

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