On this day: Key events held on 9 July, from BSE founded in 1875 to first Wimbledon in 1877

On this day: Key events held on this day include the formation of Bombay Stock Exchange in 1875 and the beginning of world's first Wimbledon Championship in 1877

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Published9 Jul 2024, 06:36 AM IST
On this day: Key events in history on July 9.
On this day: Key events in history on July 9.

On this day: Several events held on this day in history continue to impact our daily lives and have immense relevance in our present time. One of India's leading exchange groups, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), was formed on July 9, 1875. Two years later, the world witnessed the first significant tournament of tennis, Wimbledon, which was began on July 9, 1877. Start your day by recalling the major events held on this day in history.

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Bombay Stock Exchange was established in 1875

Asia's first stock exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange, was established on July 9, 1875. Since then, the stock exchange has been key in developing the Indian capital market. People can trade equity, debt instruments, derivatives, and mutual funds via BSE. The stock exchange also provides a platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SME). BSE also provides other services to capital market participants, including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education.

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Wimbledon Championship in 1877

The first Wimbledon Championship began on 9th July 1877. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London was the leading body to organise the championship. The championship was not only the first tennis championship held in England, but it also marked the beginning of grand slam tournaments. Spencer Gore became the first person to win the Wimbledon tournament.

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USA's megatsunami in 1958

As the name suggests, a megatsunami causes much more devastation than a normal tsunami. Its waves are higher than a normal tsunami. A megatsunami hit Lituya Bay in Alaska, United States. The waves of the giant tsunami were as high as 516 metres. According to Time and Date, this height of waves in a tsunami is the highest recorded in history.

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First female army officer in the US Army

Florence Blanchfield became the first female officer in the US Army after she was appointed as a lieutenant colonel on July 9, 1947. Blanchfield was appointed in the US Army, making her the first woman in the US history to hold permanent military rank.

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First Published:9 Jul 2024, 06:36 AM IST
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