09-March-1500 - Pedro Cabral departs from Pourtugol with 13 ships to India.
09-March-1650 - Saint Tukaram Maharaj, famous saint of Maharashtra, passed away.
09-March-1836 - Navalram Lakshmiram Pandya, famous writer and Gujrati critic , was born.
09-March-1858 - Bahadurshah Jafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was deported to Rangoon under the offence for rising of first Indian Mutiny in 1857.
09-March-1863 - Laxman Bapuji Kolhatkar (Bhaurao), famous singer and actor of Marathi theatre, was born.
09-March-1897 - Fans start calling the team 'Indians' (in 1915 it became official).
09-March-1902 - Edward Durell Stone, US architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), was born.
09-March-1914 - Hansaraj Rahbar, the unfolder of prominent personalities and dynamic writer, was born.
09-March-1931 - The Tories decide not to attend future round table talks on India in London.
09-March-1931 - Karansingh, politician, was born.
09-March-1951 - Ustad Zakir Hussain, famous Tabla player, was born.
09-March-1961 - Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 15-04-1962.
09-March-1961 - Kotamaraju Rama Rao, famous journalist, passed away.
09-March-1966 - India yields to Sikh demand for Punjab-speaking state.
09-March-1974 - Guru Amudan Sharma, famous Manipuri dance master, passed away.
09-March-1989 - Yasser Arafat, PLO Chairman, arrives on a two-day state visit to India.
09-March-1990 - Darbara Singh, former Punjab Chief Minister, died.
09-March-1990 - Lalu Prasad Yadav to form JD Ministry in Bihar.
09-March-1993 - 14 bus passengers burnt to death in Andhra .
09-March-1993 - AIADMK severs alliance with the Congress in Tamil Nadu.
09-March-1994 - Devika Rani Roerich, the first lady of the Indian screen, died at the age of 87 years in Bangalore.
09-March-1996 - Chaudhary Randhir Singh appointed Governor of Sikkim.
09-March-1996 - India wins India-Pakistan World Cup Quater Final cricket match in Bangalore (Wills World Cup). This was the last international match played by Javed Miandad.
09-March-1997 - Bangladesh and Chakma refugee leaders sign a historic agreement for repatriation of the 50,000 refugees sheltered in six camps in Tripura for the past 11 years.
09-March-1997 - Bezawada Gopala Reddy, 89, former Union Minister and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died.
09-March-1997 - Mumbai takes Wills Trophy in Mohali.
09-March-1998 - Vishwanathan Anand,Chess legend, wins the Super Grand Master Title.
09-March-1999 - Rabri Devi is sworn in Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time.