Check out below about Today in History India 9 March in Indian history or March 9 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 9 March in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on March 9
1776, 9th March: Publication of Adam Smith’s famous book on economics, ‘The Wealth of Nations’.
1796, 9th March: Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephina, his first wife.
1945, 9th March: World War II- US B-29 bombers struck Tokyo, Japan. More than 1 lakh people died in it.
1959, 9th March: The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
1961, 9th March: Successful launch of Russian spacecraft Sputnik 9 with a human dummy and a dog.
1992, 9th March: Poet-writer Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan awarded the first Saraswati Award by the Vice President of India at a function organized by the K. K. Birla Pratishthan in New Delhi.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 9
1454: Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator.
1824: Amasa Leland Stanford, an American industrialist, and politician. He is the founder of Stanford University.
1836: Navalram Pandya, a Gujarati critic, playwright, poet, essayist, editor, educationist, and a social reformer.
1934: Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space.
1943: Robert Fischer, an American chess grandmaster.
1951: Ustad Zakir Hussain, an Indian tabla player.
1956: Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician, writer, and former international diplomat.
1985: Parthiv Patel, an Indian cricketer.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 9
1851: Hans Christian Orsted, a Danish physicist and chemist.
1969: Sir Homi Mody, a noted Indian-Parsi businessman associated with Tata Group and an administrator of India.
1992: Menachem Begin, the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.
1994: Devika Rani, an actress in Indian films.
2012: Joy Mukherjee, an Indian film actor, and director.