May 09 in History – What happened on 09 May in Past

09 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 09, the day number in a year is 129 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 130. May 09 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 09 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1386Windsor Agreement between Portugal and England, one of the oldest treaties in the world.
1576The battle of Haldi valley started between Maharana Pratap and Akbar.
1653The construction of Taj Mahal, India's world-famous historical building, was completed after 22 years of continuous work.
1662The figure who later became Mr. Punch of the Punch and Judy show made his first recorded appearance in England.
1671Irish-born Colonel Thomas Blood was caught trying to steal theEnglish Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1738Britain sent a fleet to the West Indies from the Mediterranean Sea.
1766John Burn returned to England after traveling around the world.
1785The British inventor Joseph Bramma obtained a patent for a patented beer pump handle.
1798The Battle of Orlert Hill took place in Wexford, Ireland.
1873Panic of 1873-The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following twoyears of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies.
1877Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Mihail Kogalniceanu made aspeech in the Parliament that declared Romania was discarding Ottomansuzerainty.
1877An 8.5 Ms earthquake struck the northern portion of Chile,resulting in the death of 2,541 people, including victims of the ensuingtsunami as far away as Hawaii and Japan
1901The first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne.
1915British forces launched the Battle of Aubers Ridge, anoffensive on the Western Front which was part of the larger FrenchSecond Battle of Artois.
1916The American cargo ship SS Royono killed 47 people off the coast of California.
1918First World War: Germany repelled Britain's second attempt to blockade the Belgian port of Ostend.
1927Canberra replaced Melbourne as the capital of Australia on May 9, 1927 with the opening of Provisional Parliament House. It is Australia’s largest inland city, located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory.
1932Piccadilly Circus was lit by electricity for the first time on May 9, 1932.Piccadilly Circus is known for its video display and neon signs for advertisements. Initially incandescent light bulbs were used for the display, later on it was replaced by neon lights and moving signs that too replaced by LED displays by 2011.
1944The first eye bank was founded on May 9, 1944 in New York, United States by two physicians Dr. John MacLean and Dr. Townley Paton to store eyes for cornea transplant.
1945The Soviet government marked the Victory Day in World War II on May 9, 1945 after the signing of the surrender document by Nazi Germany. 9 May was celebrated to commemorate the victory of Red Army over the Nazi forces.
1945German occupation of the Channel Islands ended.
1946The first Satyagraha movement against the Portuguese rule started in Goa under the leadership of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia.
1947The World Bank gave its first loan to France.
1949Rainier III became Prince of Monaco, beginning a 56-year reign,which would make him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20thcentury.
1951The Opera House in Geneva, Switzerland, was destroyed in a fire accident.
1956War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was signed on May 9, 1956 at Malacañang Palace under Philippines President Ramon Magsaysay administration, ending long drawn controversy between Philippines and Japan.
1960Nigeria became the member of the Commonwealth on May 9, 1960. In 1995, Nigeria was suspended from the membership for two year but its suspension was lifted on May 29, 1999 with the swearing in of the democratically elected civilian president.
1960The United States Food and Drug Administration announced itwould approve the use of Searle's Enovid for birth control, making itthe first oral contraceptive pill.
1960America becomes the first country to legalize birth control pill.
1961In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, FCCchairman Newton N. Minow described commercial television programming as'a vast wasteland'.
1962The first successful lunar laser ranging experiment was conducted on May 9, 1962 at Lexington when a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology observed laser pulses reflected from moon’s surface using a laser.
1964Ngô Ðình C?n, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under hisbrother President Ngô Ðình Di?m before the family's toppling, wasexecuted.
1975First electric typing machine was made. The process of inputting (text) by pressing the keyboard of typewriters, cell phones, computers, etc. is called typing or 'typing' (Typing). Typing is different from other methods of inputting, such as mousse (mouse), speech recognition, etc.
1977The Hotel Polen in Amsterdam was destroyed by fire, whichresulted in 33 deaths and 21 injuries.
1979Prominent Iranian Jew Habib Elghanian was executed after havingbeen convicted by a revolutionary tribunal of various charges,triggering a mass exodus of Jews from Iran.
1979The Salvadoran Civil War began.
1992An underground methane explosion at the Westray Mine occurredin Plymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing all 26 coal miners who wereworking at the time.
1993Three hundred people died due to landslides in the Nambija region of the South American country Ecuador.
2001The worst stadium disaster in the history of Africa occurred on May 9, 2001 at Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana what better remember as Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. Disappointed Football fan started throwing plastic seats and bottles onto the pitch that later caused stampede resulting from police reaction of firing tear gas into the crowd that ultimately led to the death of 127 people
2002A remote controlled bomb explosion killed 130 people and injured 43 others during a holiday parade in Russia's Kaspisk region.
2003American multinational company Google introduced internet program Adsense.
2004Akhmad Kadyrov, the first President of the Chechen Republic,and about 30 others were killed by a bomb during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny.
2005The Huffington Post, an American online news aggregator, was launched on May 9, 2005. It was founded by Arianna Huffington to offer news related to each category, blogs, original content etc. It became the first commercially run United States digital media enterprise to win Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
2005Pope Benedict XVI began the beatification process for hispredecessor Pope John Paul II, waiving the standard five years requiredafter the nominee's death.
2006The European constitution was approved in the European country Estonia.
2006Estonia ratified the European Constitution.
2009NASA sent a reconnaissance space into space to search for water on the moon.
2012‘Orange, Red, Yellow’ painting became the most expensive post war/contemporary art on May 9, 2012, sold for $86,882,500 at a public auction. It is a 1961 Color Field painting by American painter Mark Rothko.



Famous Birthdays of May 09:

YearName / Profession / Country
1896Richard Day / Director / Canada
1965Ken Nomura / Racing Car Driver / Japan
1932Conrad Hunte / Cricketer / Barbados
1874Howard Carter / Historian / United Kingdom
1895Frank Foss / Pole Vaulter / United States of America
1978Aaron Harang / Baseball Player / United States of America
1939Ken Warby / Motorboat Racer / Australia
1970Doug Christie / Basketball Player / United States of America
1931Vance D. Brand / Engineer / United States of America
1917Fay Kanin / Writer / United States of America
1939Ralph Boston / Jumper / United States of America
1980Grant Hackett / Swimmer / Australia
1992Dan Burn / Footballer / United Kingdom
1907Kathryn Kuhlman / Author / United States of America
1984Chase Headley / Baseball Player / United States of America
1960Tony Gwynn / Player / United States of America
1935Roger Hargreaves / Author / United Kingdom
1973Leonard Myles-Mills / Sprinter / Ghana
1943Vince Cable / Politician / United Kingdom
1947Yukiya Amano / Diplomat / Japan
1906Eleanor Estes / Author / United States of America
1962Dave Gahan / Writer / United Kingdom
1953Bruno Brokken / Jumper / Belgium
1921Mona Van Duyn / Poet / United States of America
1965Steve Yzerman / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1991Sosaia Feki / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1968David Benoit / Basketball Player / United States of America
1746Gaspard Monge / Engineer / France
1975Brian Deegan / Motocross Rider / United States of America
1994Ryan Auger / Footballer / United Kingdom

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