Today in History May 9: From Maharana Pratap's Birthday to Final Voyage Of Christopher Columbus, list of 10 most important events happened today

Publish Date: 08 May, 2022
Today in History May 9: From Maharana Pratap's Birthday to Final Voyage Of Christopher Columbus, list of 10 most important events happened today

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.


10 Major Events Happened on this Day


  1. Maharana Pratap Birthday

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.


  1. Jahandar Shah Birthday

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.


  1.  Gopal Krishna Gokhale's Birthday

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.


  1. Bhaurao Patil Death Anniversary

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.


  1. Talat Mahmood's Death Anniversary

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.


  1.  Taj Mahal Discolouration Issue Raised by Supreme Court

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.


  1. Final Voyage Of Christopher Columbus Launched

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.


  1. J.M. Barrie Birthday

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.


  1. Ebola Virus Outbreak

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.


  1. The First Birth Control Pill Is Approved

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”.


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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