March 9 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

1500 Pedro Álvares Cabral departs Lisbon, Portugal at the head of a 13 ship expedition to India that will also claim Brazil for Portugal

Pedro Álvares Cabral
Explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral
  • 1971 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain

Sports History

2012 Indian batsman Rahul Dravid announces his retirement from Test and domestic cricket

Rahul Dravid
Cricketer Rahul Dravid

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1956 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1996 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance (Taare Zameen Par), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2004 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies in a car accident at 73 [1]

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