Gandhi’s inspiration Leo Tolstoy’s birthday and America’s name changed, know what happened in history on September 9

Mumbai : September 9 is the birthday of Russian philosopher and writer Leo Tolstoy, from whom Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi drew inspiration. Also on this day in 1920, Aligarh Muslim University was given the status of Central University. September 9 is an important day in history. Many important events happened today 

Let’s know what happened on this day in history, 

1776 : America was renamed 

The oldest democratic country in the world. The name of the familiar America was changed today. On September 9, 1776, the old name of America was changed from United Colonies to United States of America. 

1791 : The capital of America was named Washington DC 

September 9 after the name of America was changed. In 1791, the capital of America was named Washington DC. The capital was named after the first President of America, George Washington. 

1828 : Birthday of Leo Tolstoy  

Today is the birthday of Russian writer, philosopher and social reformer Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace is considered to be his most famous novel. This novel is one of the best novels in literature. Leo Tolstoy was a realist writer. He introduced the concept of non-violent struggle in his novel Kingdom of God is Within. Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King took inspiration from this concept. 

1850 Bharatendu Harishchandra’s birthday

Today is the birthday of Hindi poet and famous dramatist Bharatendu Harishchandra. He was born in Varanasi. 

1920 Aligarh Muslim University Status of Central University 

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan founded Aligarh Muslim University in 1875 to bring modern reforms in Muslim society. On this day, around 1920, the Aligarh Muslim University was granted the status of a Central University. Aligarh Muslim University was a major center of higher education during the British era. ‘Teach the people what they don’t know’ 

1965 : China made Tibet an autonomous region

China declared Tibet as its autonomous region on September 8, 1965 after China occupied Tibet.  

1991 : Tajikistan becomes independent

Tajikistan, part of Soviet Russia, became independent today. After the Cold War in the 1980s, winds of disintegration began to blow in Soviet Russia and by 1991 Russia was divided into 15 countries. National Dairy Development Corporation (NDDB) Founder Chairman Varghese Kurian passed away today. Verghese Kurian was honored with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Ramon Magsaysay Award. 


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