10 July

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10 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.

Important events of 10 July

  • During the third crusade, in 1190, Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa was killed.
  • Nasiruddin Muhammad Shah ascended the throne of Delhi in 1246.
  • The Dutch Confederate Treaty between Holland and France was signed in 1624.
  • England announced the war against the Netherlands on 10 July 1652.
  • The British government in India established the Fort William College in 1800.
  • In 1832, the American President, Andrew Jackson, vetoed the reinstatement of the second bank.
  • The first telegraph link between New York and Chicago began on 10 July 1848.
  • An agreement was signed in 1907 to maintain China’s independence and integrity between France and Japan.
  • European country Romania announced the war against Bulgaria in 1913.
  • Denmark occupied Greenland on 10 July 1924.
  • The TASS started as the official news agency of the Soviet Union in 1925.
  • Norway captured East Greenland in 1931.
  • Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Romania were restored in 1934.
  • Howard Hughes set a record for flying 91 hours on 10 July 1938.
  • After two months of the war, Norway surrendered to Germany in 1940.
  • Italy announced the war against France and Britain during World War II in 1940.
  • Norway surrendered to the Nazi on 10 July 1940.
  • Canada announced the fight against Italy in 1940.
  • The US, British and Canadian forces attacked the island of Sicily in 1943 during World War II.
  • During World War II, Germany’s army killed 218 people in Greece in 1944.
  • After the monarchy ended, Italy became a republic on 10 July 1946.
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah was recommended by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee as the first governor-general of Pakistan.
  • In the Canton area of China, in 1947, 200 people died due to a train collapse in the river.
  • India’s great batsman Sunil Gavaskar was born in Mumbai in 1949. His name is 10122 runs in 125 Tests with 34 centuries. He scored 3092 runs in 108 ODIs.
  • The first NCC college of women was started in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh in 1965.
  • Air Force Combat Aircraft ‘MiG’ started construction in 1966 in Nashik district of Maharashtra.
  • In 1967, the Israeli army concluded the war in 1967, considering the United Nations’s proposed ceasefire on the Arab war in a six-day war.
  • Harshvardhan, a fully air-conditioned ship from Mumbai’s Margao Port, was launched in 1972.
  • In the North American continent, the country Bahamas, located in the Caribbean region, gained independence from England and embraced the constitution.
  • Pakistan’s National Assembly passed the proposal to accept Bangladesh as an independent country.
  • India won the Test match in Lords for the first time by defeating England by 5 wickets in 1986.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, a dissident leader of Myanmar’s democracy, was released in 1995 after nearly 6 years of internment.
  • A factory of biological weapons was destroyed in Baghdad.
  • With the approval of the new constitution in Fiji, the Indian community got political rights in 1997.
  • The announcement of returning home after 23 years in 1999 by José Ramos Horta, Indonesian pro-independence leader.
  • The International Labor Conference in Geneva was started on 10 July 1999.
  • Investigation of Nepal King Massacre was extended for four days in 2001.
  • Berlusconi appointed as a prime minister in Italy in 2001.
  • President Chandrika Kumaratunga suspended the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 2001.
  • The United Nations World Food Conference concluded in Rome on 10 July 2002.
  • In 2002, Pakistan changed the name of world’s second highest peak-2 to ‘Chogori’ or ‘Shahagori’.
  • NASA’s Mars Rover launched on 10 July 2003.
  • Signing in 2005 on two agreements related to education and community development in India and Sri Lanka.
  • Argentina’s new championship of junior World Cup hockey was created in 2005.
  • Basayev was killed by the rebel leader of Russia.
  • INSAT-4C was the geosynchronous satellite of India, which was launched from ‘Satish Dhawan Space Center’, Sriharikota, with the Promoter Rocket (GSLV-F02), on board INSAT-4C.
  • In 2006, 45 people died in a plane crash in Multan, Pakistan.
  • Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie was given the ‘Best of the Booker’ award in 2008.
  • In 2008, the Central Government announced the ‘Integrated Space Sale’ for all three forces.
  • In the 54th National Film Awards, 2008, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ was conferred the best popular film award.
  • In China’s Sichuan Province, 40 people died due to landslides on 10 July 2013.
  • 23 people were killed in a stampede during the pick-up of the clothes being distributed free in Bangladesh.
  • The Amarnath Yatra was attacked in 2017 in which 7 devotees died.

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Born on 10 July

  • Balraj Bhalla, son of the famous revolutionary, Mahatma Hansraj, was born in 1888.
  • The famous freedom fighter of India and the first Chief Minister of Assam, Gopinath Bordoloi, was born on 10 July 1890.
  • Damodar Menon, one of India’s leading freedom fighters, was born in 1906.
  • The famous poet Shivdin Ram Joshi was born in 1921.
  • India’s famous violin player M.S. Gopalakrishnan was born in 1931.
  • The famous politician and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was born in 1951.
  • Famous former badminton player Prakash Padukone was born in 1955.
  • American Serbian inventor Nicola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856.
  • Literary and public servant Anup Sethi was born in 1958.
  • Singer Rupkumar Rathore of Hindi films was born in 1973.
  • India’s athlete Devendra Jazrajya was born in 1981.
  • Songwriter and Shire Asad Bhopali was born in 1921.
  • India’s famous classical singer Parveen Sultana was born in 1950.
  • Indian film actor Alok Nath was born in 1956.
  • Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was born in 1949.
  • The famous politician and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was born on 10 July 1951.
  • Rajinikanth Arol was born in 1934, Indian Social Service.

Died on 10 July

  • Bhai Vir Singh, the famous poet of modern Punjabi poet and famous poet of the prose, died in 1957.
  • Bhikhari Thakur, a folk artiste of Bhojpuri, died in 1971.
  • The famous actress and theatre artist Zohra Sehgal passed away in 2014.

National/International Holidays and Observations List

  • Independence Day (Bahamas)
  • Nikola Tesla Day
  • Silence Day (Followers of Meher Baba)
  • Statehood Day (Wyoming)

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