October 9 in history: General Postal Union created, first presidential elections in Afghanistan, and more

Updated: Oct 09, 2021, 08:41 AM(IST)

Here is what happened in the history today

1874

General Postal Union is created by the Treaty of Bern.

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1949

First Indian governor-general, C. Rajagopalachari establishes Indian territorial army.

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1984

"Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends", railway-themed show, premieres on TV.

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2004

 First presidential elections take place in Afghanistan.

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2012

A Taliban gunman shoots 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.

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