What happened on 9 July?  History and famous personalities

Historical events that happened on July 9 in history

Historical events are something that attracts everyone. The pictorial representation of the historical background enlightens the people. Highlighting the major events and the people of huge importance who created or revolutionized history.

On this day, 1762, Catherine the Great became the Empress of Russia

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1762, Catherine the Great became the Empress of Russia

09 July 1762, Catherine was born in the Kingdom of Prussia. She was the princess of Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. After the Death of the Empress Elizabeth, Peter succeeded the throne and Catherine hence became the empress consort.

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1790, Swedish Navy Captured one-third of Russian Baltic Fleet

In 1790 an attempt to assault Vyborg failed, and the Swedish Navy along with King Gustav himself was caught in the Bay of Viborg. He managed to escape during the “Viborg gauntlet” with heavy losses to the deep-sea navy.

1816, Argentina declares independence from Spain

On July 9, 1816, they declared the country independent under the name of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. Several years of hard fighting followed before the Spanish royalists were defeated in northern Argentina.

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1877, the inaugural Wimbledon Championship begins

On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club began its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, at the outer-suburb of London. It became a global event where multiple country sportsmen took part and made it a success.

1900, the federation of Australia is given royal assent

On July 09, 1900, Royal assent is the method by which a monarch formally approves an act of the legislature. Australia after several trials abolished this act.

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Author Ann Ward

Born on July 09, 1764, Ann Ward was an English author and the poet who became popular in the early ’60s for her bestselling book “Glimpses of Wilderness”.

Politician John Verran

Born on July 09, 1856, John Verran was an Australian politician and a senator. John even represented the Australian United Labour Party.

Novelist Barbara Cartland

Born on July 09, 1901, Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, was born in Birmingham City of the United Kingdom was an English novelist who wrote romance novels, one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful worldwide of the 20th century.

Actor Brian Dennehy

Born on July 09, 1938, Brian Dennehy was an American stage actor. Brian was a popular stage artist who won some great awards and became the heart of comic life.

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1746, French Sailor fleet reached Pondicherry, India

On July 09, 1746, French sailor fleet reached Pondicherry, India. The French made Pondicherry a trading city. Pondicherry flourished with the French market on trade of Textiles, Spices and opium.

1875, Bombay Stock Exchange constructed in India

On July 09, 1875, the Bombay Stock Exchange was constructed in India for the first time under the shade of the Banyan tree.

1951, India’s first five-year plan

On July 09, 1951, India’s first Five Year Plan prepared and published. There was the first amendment to the Constitution and the first general elections were held.

1969, National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger

On July 08, 1969, India accepted ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’ as its National Animal, as recommended by the Indian Wildlife Board. This Tiger is also known as the majestic tiger.

1993, Passport Fee raised in India

On July 09, 1993, India on increasing population revised the fees for a passport from INR 60 to INR 300. This was a tremendous increase in fair at that time.

1994, Surendra Nath Died

On July 09, 1994,

Surendra Nath was the Governor of Punjab from August 1991 to July 1994. He was also held additional charge as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh from November 1993 to July 1994.

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Actor Sanjeev Kumar

Born on July 09, 1938, Sanjeev Kumar was an Indian film actor. He won several major awards for his dynamic roles in the Bollywood film Industry. His most rated and blockbuster movie was Sholay.

Actress Sangeeta Bijlani

Born on July 09, 1960, SangeetaBijlani is an Indian based Model and Actress. She is a part of Industry and has followers of almost all age groups. Actor Salman Khan has done several movies with Bijlani.

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Director Guru Dutt

Born on July 09, 1925, Guru Dutt was an Indian film director; Dutt was a legendary director who changed the dimensions of Bollywood by providing such phenomenal movies. Dutt’s almost every movie has won the hearts of people.

Politician Nitish Mishra

Born on July 09, 1973, Nitish Mishra is an Indian Politician with its presence in Bihar. He is contesting as BJP candidate from Jhanjharpur assembly constituency. Mishra had been at the helm of various ministries in Bihar government between 2005 and 2015.

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