This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 9 is the 139th day of the year and the 1 40th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 9 as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Born on this day in 1540, Maharana Pratap was the 13th king of Mewar, Rajasthan. He is known for his military resistance against the expansionism of the Mughal Empire under Akbar through Guerrilla warfare which proved inspirational for later rebels against Mughals including Shivaji.
The sword of Maharana Pratap weighs around 50 Kgs each, he used to offer one Sword to the Enemy when his enemy would be disarmed. Imagine the calibre of this warrior in battlefield. But Sadly there is not much mentioned in our History books.— SHRIRANGA🧢 (@ShrirangaPV) May 24, 2020
Courtesy: Ramaswamy. pic.twitter.com/9s378qzLZY
1.#Thread on the great #HinduHero of Mewar - Maharana Pratap Singh - more dearly known as Maharana Pratap.— Hindu History (@HindutvaItihas) March 27, 2021
This thread delves into his story of Hindu Resistance to the Mughals.#Hindutva #Rajput #MaharanaPratap #History #Mewar pic.twitter.com/ZTxlFT3kSz
Born on this day in 1661, Jahandar Shah was a Mughal Emperor who ruled for a brief period in 1712–to 1713. He was the son of Bahadur Shah I, and the grandson of Alamgir I.
A #Silver #Rupee of #Jahandar Shah struck in AH1124 at #Bankapur. Son of Shah Alam Bahadur, he reigned from 27 Feb. 1712 to 11 Feb. 1713 and was defeated in the battle at #Agra on 10 Jan. 1713 by #Farrukhsiyar, his nephew, with the support of the #Sayyid Brothers. #numismatics pic.twitter.com/MVo4BU8GyG— Mohit Kapoor (@MKapoorOfficial) June 28, 2018
Born on this day in 1866, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was an Indian liberal political leader and a social reformer during the Indian Independence Movement. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and the founder of the Servants of India Society.
My tributes to leading light of freedom movement and social reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale ji on his birth anniversary today.. pic.twitter.com/UXswNcyQgN— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 9, 2019
Bhaurao Patil was a social activist and educator in Maharashtra, India. He was a prominent member of Satyashodhak Samaj, founded by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule. The people of Maharashtra honoured him with the sobriquet Karmaveer (King of actions) and the Government of India awarded him with Padma Bhushan in 1959.
Remembering Karmaveer Dr Bhaurao Patil ji on his parinirvan day. He was an advocate of mass education and a social activist who supported Baba Saheb's every move. #BhauraoPatil pic.twitter.com/Z4P2uGc7lX— Mission Ambedkar (@MissionAmbedkar) May 9, 2021
On this day in 1988, Talat Mahmood who was an Indian playback singer passed away. Talat Mahmood received the Padma Bhushan award in 1992. Some of his famous songs are Humse Aaya Na Gaya, Tasveer Banata Hoon, Seene Mein Sulagte Hai Armaan, Sham-E-Gham Ki Kasam, Raat Ne Kya Kya Khwab Dikhaye and more.
His velvet-like gentle, quivering voice made Talat Mahmood one of the all-time great playback artistes of Indian cinema,— Indo Islamic Culture (@IndoIslamicPage) May 9, 2020
the ideal choice for soft, lilting, romantic songs especially,ghazals.
Born: 24 February 1924, Lucknow
Died: 9 May 1998, Mumbai
On this day in 2018, India’s Supreme Court criticizes the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the national heritage monument, Taj Mahal from discolouration and green slime.
Taj Mahal is losing its sheen. Blame the #pollution in Yamuna, not just industrial emissions— scroll.in (@scroll_in) December 5, 2021
The gas responsible for the odour may in fact be doing greater harm – it is likely the culprit behind the discolouration of the Taj’s glorious white marbles.https://t.co/FrkeFFYQ2P pic.twitter.com/jm29dEvGbo
On this day in 1502, master navigator and admiral Christopher Columbus, long considered the “discoverer” of the New World, set sail from Cádiz, Spain. This was his fourth and final voyage, hoping to find a passage to Asia.
#OnThisDay in 1502, Christopher Columbus set sail from Cádiz, Spain, on his fourth and final voyage in search of the Strait of Malacca in hope of making the first circumnavigation of the globe.#SpanishHistory #SpanishEmpire #Colonial #NewWorld #HistoryLover #AgeOfEmpires pic.twitter.com/furyOVP43G— Ben Grimshaw (@benjgrimshaw) May 9, 2020
Born on this day in 1860, dramatist J.M. Barrie was best known for Peter Pan, the title character of which is an eternal boy—was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland.
On this day in 1994, the first cases of the Ebola Virus in the latest outbreak in Gabon, are identified which cause the death of 9 of those infected with the virus.
Swift response to a new case of Ebola virus, where a large outbreak was recently quelled. https://t.co/3mHTWJtxJ4— Isaac Bogoch (@BogochIsaac) February 7, 2021
On this day in 1960, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would add birth control as a new indication for the drug “Enovid”.
Making #BirthControl pills available OTC can help bridge gaps in access & give people greater control over their repro health & lives. On #FreeThePill Day, we’ll be spreading the word...the first-ever OTC birth control pill in the US is closer than ever! Join us May 9! pic.twitter.com/M9czGORNpM— Free the Pill (@freethepill) April 28, 2022
Above are the 10 important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.
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