Events, Births, Deaths occured on August 9

Historical Events

1329 - Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop.

1942 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was arrested in Bombay by British forces.

Famous Births

1909 - Vinayaka Krishna Gokak was born in Savanur, Haveri district, Karnataka. He was a major writer in Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literatures. He recieved Jnanpith Award for Kannada language was Padmashree from the Government of India.

Famous Deaths

1948 - Yellapragada Subbarao died at the age of 53. He was a biochemist who discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in the cell, and developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer.



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