Today in India and World History: January 09

According to Gregory calendar, January 09, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 09 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on January 09. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 09th January:

  • 1431: Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government
  • 1718: France declares battle against Spain.
  • 1721: The committee investigating the South Sea bubble in England published its findings.
  • 1760: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1768: Philip Asstley organizes the first modern circus in London.
  • 1771: Emperor Go-Momozono accepts the throne of Japan after the abduction of his aunt.
  • 1792: The Treaty of Jesse ends the Russian Empire’s war with the Ottoman Empire over Croatia.
  • 1799: British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise money for war against young Napoleon.
  • 1816: Sir Humphrey Davy’s Davy lamp was first tested underground at Hebburn colliery in north eastern England as a coal mining safety lamp.
  • 1839: Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1854: Pittsburgh, USA, to encourage German culture. Teutonia Bazaar was founded in.
  • 1855: The Clapper Guiding Star disappeared in the Atlantic Sea, killing 40 people.
  • 1873: Napoleon Bonaparte III, one of the boldest European rulers of the 19th century, died.
  • 1878: Umberto I. is made king of Italy.
  • 1909: Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23′ south)
  • 1915: Mahatma Gandhi arrives in Bombay (now Mumbai) after returning from South Africa.
  • 1922: Indian biochemist and Nobel Prize for Medicine Hargovind Khurana was born.
  • 1923: Swaraj political party founded in India with Chittaranjan Das as president and Motilal Nehru its secretary
  • 1934: Mahendra Kapoor, the famous playback singer of Hindi cinema, was born.
  • 1936: An earthquake kills 250 people in Colombia.
  • 1941: Six thousand Jews were murdered in Bucharest, the capital of the European country Romania.
  • 1945: The Battle of Bestang Pass started north of Manila.
  • 1951: Officially United Nations Headquarters opens in New York, US.
  • 1960: Construction of a dam called Aswan started on the Nile River in Egypt.
  • 1962: Cuba and Soviet Union sign a trade treaty.
  • 1974: Farhan Akhtar, the famous film producer, screenwriter, lyricist, singer and actor of Hindi cinema, was born.
  • 1982: The first Indian scientific expedition team reached Antarctica.
  • 2002: Michael Jackson is awarded the Century Award at the American Music Awards.
  • 2007: First state ministry formed in Japan.
  • 2007: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announces iPhone.
  • 2011: Flight number 277 of Iran Air crashed in which 77 people died.
  • 2012: Lionel Messi wins FIFA’s Ballon d’Or (Best Footballer) Award for the second consecutive year.

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