This article titled Today in History – February 9 – India and World is designed for those who need a quick snapshot of the historical events that took place on this day in both India and World. This article will be particularly helpful for those who are appearing for high-level government examinations in India such as UPSC and SSC. These examinations are known for asking question on history and this article can potential become a study aid. In this article we provide a chronologically arranged chain of historical events. Let’s take a look in all that happened on this particular day.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 9
Today in History – February 9: “India”
1757: Siraj-ud-daula and Clive signed a treaty under which Clive received the rights to fortify Calcutta and also to establish a mint there. In addition to this, Siraj-ud-daula had to pay reparations for British losses as per this treaty.
1824: Christianity was embraced by Michael Madhusudan Dutta.
1929: Abdul Rahman Antulay – former Chief Minister of Maharashtra – was born on this day.
1931: On the event of inauguration of New Delhi, the first commemorative and pictorial stamps of India were issued on this day.
1951: Enumeration of the first census of Free India started on this day after Independence.
Today in History – February 9: “World”
1775: Massachusetts was declared in rebellion by the British Parliament during the American Revolutionary War.
1778: The Russo-Turkish War was joined by the Habsburg Empire. The Empire joined in the Russian Camp.
1849: The New Roman Republic was declared on this very day.
1900: The Davis Cup competition was established on this day.
1904: The Battle of Port Arthur came to a conclusion on this day. It was fought during the Russo-Japanese War. The battle ended with a strategic Japanese victory by the battle was tactically inconclusive.
1934: The Balkan Entente was formed on this day.
1941: During WWII, in Italy’s Genoa, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo was hit by a bomb. The bomb however failed to detonate.
1942: The first formal meeting of the top American Military Officials was held on this day during WWII for discussing the American military strategy that should be adopted during the war.
1943: The Guadalcanal was declared to be secure by the Allied authorities after the forces of Imperial Japan evacuated the island. This ended the Battle of Guadalcanal.
1945: During WWII, in a rare submarine-to-submarine encounter U-864 was sunk by HMS Venturer off the coast of Fedje.
1959: At Plesetsk, USSR, R-7 Semyorka became operational. It was world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1986: The last appearance of Halley’s Comet in inner Solar System.
1996: Copernicium was first discovered on this day.