July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.
July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 09 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on July 09. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 09 July:
- 1755: British General Edward Braddock, seriously wounded during French and Indian War.
- 1766: British premier Rockinghouse resigns.
- 1780: Denmark declares neutrality.
- 1793: Act against slavery passed in Upper Canada.
- 1805: Muhammad Ali Pasha found his dynasty in Egypt.
- 1810: Napoleon captured the Kingdom of Holland.
- 1815: First natural gas well was discovered in America.
- 1815: Charles Maurice the Talleyrand Perigord, Prince of Banvant, was elected Prime Minister of France.
- 1816: South American country Argentina gained independence from Spain.
- 1816: United States of South America declares its independence from Spain.
- 1842: Notary stamp law approved.
- 1852: 1100 under-construction sites in Montreal city of Canada collapse due to terrible fire.
- 1852: Fire destroyed 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada.
- 1868: The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution was approved.
- 1875: Bombay Stock Exchange established. It was the first stock exchange in the country.
- 1877: The first Wimbledon tennis competition is held.
- 1944: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose ji accepted the leadership of Azad Hind Fauj to make India independent from British rule.
- 1944: America wins the Battle of Saipan.
- 1951: India’s First Five-Year Plan (1951-56) begins.
- 1969: The lion was chosen as the national animal of the country by the Wildlife Board.
- 1972: Soviet Union conducts underground nuclear test.
- 1991: South Africa gets permission to participate in the Olympic Games again.
- 2002: Establishment of African Union in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. South African President Thabo Mbeki became its first president.
- 2006: At least 122 people died in the crash of the Shibir Airlines A310 on the runway of Siberia’s Irkutsk Airport.
- 2011: Sudan of Africa split into two. The southern part became the Republic of South Sudan.