Today in Indian History
Events for May 9

9-May-1338 Saint Chokhoba passed away.
9-May-1540 Maharana Pratap, great revolutionary, soldier and freedom fighter, was born.
9-May-1753 Maharaja Surajmal attack on Delhi.
9-May-1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
9-May-1874 First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.
9-May-1907 Two thousand dacoits riot in eastern Bengal.
9-May-1908 Arkalgudun Krishnarao, Kannad writer, was born.
9-May-1917 Fighting breaks out at Kharkwasta in the north-west frontier of India.
9-May-1919 Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.
9-May-1933 Gandhiji announced suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement for six weeks and called on the Government to withdraw its Ordinances.
9-May-1959 Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.
9-May-1981 Pandit Sundarlal, great revolutionary and writer of ‘Bharat Mein Angreji Raj’, passed away.
9-May-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.
9-May-1992 Killer brew claims 175 lives in Orissa, Excise Minister Prasanna Kumar Acharya resigns.
9-May-1992 Madhu Sapre, Miss India, is crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
9-May-1992 M.J.Pherwani, National Housing Bank Chairman, resigns following his bank’s involvement in the Security scandal.
9-May-1993 S. Mulgaokar, 82, journalist, passed away.
9-May-1995 Militants set Charar township on fire in the vicinity of the Charar-e-Sherif shrine. More than 1,000 houses burnt.
9-May-1995 Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.
9-May-1995 Abha Gandhi, servant to Mahatma Gandhi, passed away. He was 68 years.
9-May-1996 LDF wins 80 sets and UDF 59 in Kerala elections .
9-May-1996 Kerala CM A.K. Antony resigns.
9-May-1996 J. Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu CM, resigns.
9-May-1997 Hareesh Khandelwal, an accused in the fodder scam, commits suicide by jumping before a train at Dhanbad in Bihar.
9-May-1997 At least 71 persons were killed and nine injured when a truck carrying a marriage party plunges into gorge near Gasota in Hamerpur district of Himachal Pradesh.
9-May-1998 Kirit Raval is appointed Solicitor-General of India.
9-May-1998 Playback singer Talat Mehmood, 75, passed away in Mumbai.

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