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This Day in History on 10th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 10th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

1875: Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
1930: Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
1955: India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
1982: Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
1982: Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from USA. (Cape Canaveral)
1993: Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
1996: Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
1996: The marketing of Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘The Moor’s Last Sigh’ in India was cleared by the Central govt
1997: Announcement of UP’s 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
1997: Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
1997: Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1880: C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
1901: Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
1931: Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
1935: Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
1894: Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian businessman (d. 1983)
1897: Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)
1917: Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (d. 2013)
1952:  Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
1975: Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer

Death / Death Anniversary:

1317: Saint Gora Kumbhar passed away. (Samadhee)
1760: Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
1937: Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
1995: Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.

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