Today in Indian History
Events for October 9

9-October-1874 Nicholas Roerich, great professor, master, artist, scientist, educator, writer, designer, poet, explorer and humanitarian, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He led artistic and scientific expedition in Himalayas and settled in Kulu valley.
9-October-1877 Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, great freedom fighter, social reformer, educationist, poet, author, lawyer of modern Orrisa, was born in Puri District, Orissa.
9-October-1931 Air Force was established.
9-October-1942 Bibi Amar Kaur, freedom fighter, successfully hoisted the national flag at Jail Gate of Lahore. She was then arrested and send to Ambala Jail.
9-October-1945 British troops occupy Andaman in Gulf of Bengal.
9-October-1946 Jinnah’s 9-point demands conveyed to Congress.
9-October-1947 P. C. Joshi, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI), appealed to all LEFT parties to rally around Nehru to fight for peace.
9-October-1949 The Territorial Army of India inaugurated by the Governor General.
9-October-1963 Saifuddin Azizuddin Kitchlew, freedom fighter, President of Punjab and the first Indian to win the Lenin Award for International Peace, died.
9-October-1964 K. M. George established the Kerala Congress Party.
9-October-1968 Olympic Games open in Mexico City.
9-October-1970 Production of Uranium 233 started at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Bombay.
9-October-1976 International Dialing Telephone Service started between Mumbai and London.
9-October-1978 Asian Games begin in Bangkok.
9-October-1987 Official Languages Rules, 1976 amended.
9-October-1992 Sukha and Jinda, assassins of former army chief Gen. A. S. Vaidya, hanged in Pune jail.
9-October-1993 C. R. Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India, 8 runs @ 2.66, 9 wkts @ 54.78), passed away.
9-October-1994 Kamal Bose, great photographer, died.
9-October-1996 27-member ministry of National Conference headed by its president Dr. Farooq Abdullah sworn-in in J&K.
9-October-1996 PVN Rao granted anticipatory bail in St. Kitts forgery case till Oct. 14.
9-October-1997 Forest brigand Veerappan kidnapped 21 persons and later released 13 tourists. He detained six people –Dr. Mythi of Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Centre, Bangalore, two drivers, pumpset attender and two photographers.
9-October-1999 Sunil Kumar and Sai Jayalakshmy won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the National Tennis championship in Delhi. Akshay Vishal Rao emerged boys’ under-18 champion.
9-October-2000 The Reserve Bank of India issued bank notes in the denomination of Rs.1000 in the Mahatma Gandhi series bearing the leader’s portrait in the watermark and signature of Dr. Bimal Jalan, Governor of the RBI. The length of the note is 177 mm and the width is 73 mm. The notes are printed in a combination of offset and intaglio processes. This is the first note with intaglio printing on it.
9-October-2000 A special court convicts former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha and her associate Sasikala and sentences them to undergo three years imprisonment and two years rigorous imprisonment in two ‘Tansi land deal’ cases.
9-October-2000 The Centre appoints Yogendra Narain as the new defence secretary and K. Sibal as the secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs while effecting a major bureaucratic reshuffle.

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