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Why is August 9th important in Indian history?

August 9 is the 71st anniversary of the Quit India Movement, which Mahatma Gandhi called the biggest struggle of his life. On August 8, on the wings of one of the most powerful slogans of the freedom struggle -- 'Do or Die' -- Gandhiji gave the call for a mass movement demanding British withdrawal from India.

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Besides, what is special about August 9th?

Historical Events on August 9 48 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 681 Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.

Likewise, what happened on the 9th of August 2019? Holidays on August 9th 2019 Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what happened on this day in history August 9?

History for August 9 - On-This-Day.com. 1790 - The Columbia returned to Boston Harbor after a three-year voyage. 1831 - The first steam locomotive began its first trip between Schenectady and Albany, NY. 1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which solved a border dispute.

What is special about August?

Fun Facts about August It is the last of the summer months. The Islamic holiday of Ramadan runs from July 19 to August 18 in 2012. August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere. Augustus renamed the month of Sextilis because many of his greatest triumphs occurred during this month.

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