9 August in Indian and World History

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9 August in Indian and World History

9 August in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 August the birth anniversary of Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, E. Krishna Iyer, and Dipa Karmakar.

9 August is also observed as the death anniversary of Trailokyanath Chakraborty.

 Birth Anniversary

9 August in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Shivpujan Sahay (9 August 1893 – 21 January 1963) was a Hindi and Bhojpuri novelist, editor, and prose writer. As well as contributing to modern trends in Hindi poetry, he also contributed to modern trends in fiction. In addition, one of his texts, “Mata ka Anchal,” is included in the CBSE Book. The text Mata ka Anchal illustrates a wonderful bond between him and his mother. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India.

E. Krishna Iyer (9 August 1897 – January 1968) was an Indian lawyer, freedom-fighter, classical artist and activist. He was a follower of traditional Isaivellalar practitioners of Sadir, also known as Bharatanatyam.

Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast. Karmakar first got attention when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, both firsts for her country. She was born on 9 August 1993.

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Death Anniversary

9 August in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Trailokyanath Chakraborty (2 August 1889 – 9 August 1970) was an Indian independence activist and politician. As a leader and collaborator with other renowned freedom fighters, he contributed to the freedom of India. Out of his 80 years of life, he spent 30 years in prison. He died on 9 August 1970.


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Notable events on 9 August in Indian and World History

9 August 1484 – Luisa de Medrano was a learned woman hailing from Navarre and Castile, was born

9 August 1683 – By a charter, the British Crown gave the power to the East India Company to declare and make war and peace in Asia.

9 August 1788 – Ghuram Kadir blinded Delhi Emperor Shah Alam II with his own dagger.

9 August 1854 – Henry David Thoreau Publishes Walden

9 August 1866 – Viscount Kuroda Seiki was a distinguished Japanese painter and educator, renowned for his efforts in popularizing Western art theory and practice among a wide audience in Japan.

9 August 1908 – Mary Golda Ross achieved historic milestones as the first known Native American female engineer, was born

9 August 1911 – William Alfred Fowler an American nuclear physicist, astrophysicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

9 August 1913 – Wilbur Norman Christiansen, an eminent Australian radio astronomer and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering contributions to the field of radio astronomy, was born

9 August 1925 -Members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) looted the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori, 22 km from Lucknow.

9 August 1942 – Quit India Movement Begins in India

9 August 1945 – An Atomic Bomb is dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki

9 August 1965 – Singapore Leaves Malaysia

9 August 1969 -The name of the Ochterlony Monument in Kolkata was changed to Shahid Minar.

9 August 1971 -India and U.S.S.R signed a twenty-year treaty of peace, friendship and cooperation.

9 August 1974 – Aliye Berger a Turkish engraver and painter, distinguished as one of the first engravers in Turkey, died.

9 August 2000  John Harsányi – was a Hungarian-American economist and the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994– died.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every year on 9 August. Indigenous women are the backbone of indigenous peoples’ communities and play a crucial role in the preservation and transmission of traditional ancestral knowledge.

National Day of Singapore

The National Day of Singapore is celebrated annually on 9 August to commemorate Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965. This significant holiday encompasses various events, such as the National Day Parade (NDP), the National Day Message delivered by the Prime Minister of Singapore, fireworks celebrations, and even advertisements encouraging Singaporean residents to consider parenthood. Between 1960 and 1962, Singapore observed National Day on 3 June, signifying self-government and the end of colonial rule under the United Kingdom.

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