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9th December - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 9th December Read about major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

Festivals/Observations on 9th of December


  • Today is World Patient Safety Day.
  • Today is the International Anti-Corruption Day.
  •  In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
  • On this day in 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time.

9th December in the history of India

  • 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.
  • 1946 – The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 1940 – World War II: Operation Compass: British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.

Famous Birthdays on 9th December

  • 1946 – Sonia Gandhi, Indian politician and President of Indian National Congress
  • 1945 - Shatrughan Sinha is an Indian film actor and politician. Apart from being member of Lok Sabha (2009–2014, 2014–2019) and Rajya Sabha twice, he was Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare (January 2003 – May 2004) and Shipping (August 2004) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was elected to 15th Lok Sabha in 2009. In 2016, his biography, entitled Anything but Khamosh, was released.
  • 1919 – V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1870 – Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)

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