This Day in History – April 9

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April 9

Our history is full of fascinating stories, some of which are inspirational and uplifting, while others are chaotic and unethical. The important stories of the past can be a guide to strengthening the humanity of the future in a society that champions inclusivity. In this blog, we’ll look at a number of significant events that occurred on April 9 and shaped history.

Indian Events That Occurred on April 9

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1783: Tipu Sultan fought with the British
Tipu Sultan engaged the British and chased them out of Badnore on April 9, 1783. The fight was fought as part of the Second Anglo-Mysore War, which was initiated by Tipu’s father, Hyder Ali, who died in the battle.

2009: Shakti Samanta Demise 
Shakti Samanta was an Indian film director and producer best known for films such as Howrah Bridge, Insan Jaag Utha, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Aradhana, Kati Patang, and Amar Prem. She formed Shakti Films in 1957. On April 9, 2009, he passed away.

Around the World

1483: Edward V succeeded his father Edward IV
Edward V (aged 12) succeeded his father, Edward IV, as king of England on April 9, 1483. After being imprisoned in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard, he is never crowned and goes missing, presumed murdered.

1768: John Hancock refused to allow 2 British custom agents
John Hancock refused to allow two British custom agents to board his ship below deck, in what is known as the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies.

1772: Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert became permanent secretary 
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, a philosopher and mathematician, was appointed as the permanent secretary of the French Academy of Sciences.

1866: Civil Rights Bill
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed over President Andrew Johnson’s veto on April 9, 1866.

1916: Libau sets sail from Germany 
The Libau sets sail from Germany on April 9, 1916, with a shipment of 20,000 rifles to help Irish republicans. Captain Karl Spindler changes the ship’s name to the Aud to avoid detection by the British.

1939: Marian Anderson sings before 75,000
Marian Anderson performs in front of 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on April 9, 1939.

1944: Orientals Ecclesiae released
Pope Pius XII published the encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae on April 9, 1944.

1957: “Song of Democracy”
Howard Hanson’s “Song of Democracy” premiered in Washington, DC on April 9, 1957.

1962: JFK throws out the first pitch
JFK throws out the first pitch at Washington’s new DC Stadium on April 9, 1962.

1963: Winston Churchill became the First honorary US citizen
Winston Churchill becomes the first honorary citizen of the United States on April 9, 1963.

1968: Martin Luther King Jr. was buried
Martin Luther King Jr. was buried in Atlanta on April 9, 1968.

1974: Ray Kroc addressed his fans 
Ray Kroc addressed his Ray Kroc, the owner of the San Diego Padres, addressed fans on April 9, 1974, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, I suffered with you. I’ve never seen such stupid baseball played in my life.”

1992: John Major elected Prime Minister
John Major was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 9, 1992, after his Conservative Party received the highest number of votes in British electoral history.

2002: Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, took place at Westminster Abbey in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2002. About a million people have lined the streets.

2003: Baghdad falls to US forces
Baghdad falls to US forces on April 9, 2003, ending the invasion of Iraq but resulting in widespread looting.

2017: Passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines 
On April 9, 2017, a video of a passenger being physically removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago after the flight was overbooked went viral on Twitter, causing outrage.

2019: Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were found guilty 
Nine famous Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators were found guilty of public nuisance charges on April 9, 2019, for their participation in the 2014 “Umbrella Revolution.”


  • 1336: Tamerlane 
    Tamerlane (Timur), a Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty, was born in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan, on April 9, 1336.
  • 1948: Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan is one of Hindi cinema’s most talented actresses. She made her acting debut in 1963 as a teenager and went on to win eight Filmfare Awards in various categories.
  • 1954: Jairam Ramesh 
    Jairam Ramesh is an Indian politician and economist who has been affiliated with the Indian National Congress (INC) for more than two decades. Since 2004, he has represented Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha.
  • 1977 Gerard Way
    Gerard Way is an American singer-songwriter who was born in Summit, New Jersey
  • 1990: Kristen Stewart
    Kristen Stewart is a popular American actress who was born in the city of Los Angeles.

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