According to the Gregorian calendar, August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in a leap year). There are still 144 days left in the year.
Important events of 9 August
On 19 August 1925, the very famous Kakori incident took place.
1971 – Signing of the India-Pakistan Friendship Treaty.
1999 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin sacks Prime Minister Sergei Stapshin and appoints Intelligence Service chief Vladimir Putin as acting Prime Minister.
2000 – Land reform process begins despite widespread opposition in Zimbabwe.
2002 – Fidayeen attack on a missionary hospital in Pakistan, five people killed, 50 people were killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.
2005 – NASA’s manned spacecraft Discovery lands safely at its California-based airbase after a 14-day adventure and risky journey.
2006 – The UN surveillance issue is agreed between the Government of Nepal and the Maoists.
2007 – The spacecraft Endeavor embarked on its mission with a team of scientists to carry out the important work of repair on the International Space Station.
2008 – Three public sector companies NTPC, NHPC and Power Finance Corporation and Tata Consultancy signed an agreement to form a joint venture to form and operate a power exchange at the national level.
With the support of the Indian delegation, Malaysia’s cultural minister and MP Mohammad Shafi Ardal have been elected the new president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
2012 – Indian Army successfully test-fired Agni-2 ballistic missile capable of a nuclear attack on 9 August 2012.
Born on 9 august
1876 - Lord Linton II – He was the British Governor of Bengal (1922–27 AD) and Manchuria.
1891 – Francis Werner Wiley – Governor of the United Provinces.
1892 – Ranganathan, S. R. – Eminent Librarian and Educationist.
1893 – Shivpujan Sahai, novelist.
1909 – Vinayak Krishna Gokak – one of the leading Kannada litterateurs conferred with ‘Jnanpith Award’.
1915 – Hitendra Desai – was the politician of the Indian National Congress and the third Chief Minister of Gujarat.
1926 – MM Jacob – was a politician of the Indian National Congress.
1937 – Abhimanyu Anat – Hindi writer.
1974 – Mahesh Babu, Indian film actor.
1991 – Hansika Motwani, Indian actress.
1933 – Manohar Shyam Joshi – Famous prose, novelist, satirist, journalist of modern Hindi literature.
Died on 9 August
2016 – Kalikho Pul – Former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
2002 – Ramkinkar Upadhyay, renowned storyteller and Hindi litterateur
Important occasions and celebrations of 9 August
Indian Revolution Day or ‘August Revolution Day’
Quit India Movement Memorial Day
World tribal day