Today in history Aug 9th:
1942- British forces in India arrests Mahatma Gandhi after launching the Quit India Movement for freedom.
1945- U.S drops an atomic bomb known as ‘Fat Man’ on Japanese city of Nagasaki leaving about 80000 persons dead.
1956- Singapore gains independence from Malaysia.
1971- Friendship and Cooperation treaty signed between India and the Soviet Union.
1896- Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist famous for his studies of the intellectual growth of children and his influential theories of cognitive development.
2008- Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian poet.
2013- Suleiman al-Essa, a Syrian poet.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples