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 the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 10th April. The students can refer to 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.

1889: Ram Chandra Chatterjee became the first Indian to fly in a hot balloon.

1912: The first and last voyage of the Titanic sailed from the port of Southampton, England.

1930: Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.

1955: India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.

1973: Pakistan repealed the old constitution.

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.

2008: The Supreme Court declared constitutional 27% reservations for students of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in central educational institutions and educational institutions aided by the central government.

2019: Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project announced the first-ever image of a black hole, located in the center of the M87 galaxy.

Birthday / Anniversary

1755: Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician.

1880: C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.

1894: Ghanshyam Das Birla, a pioneering Indian businessman and member of the Birla Family.

1897: Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)

1901: D. R. Gadgil, an Indian economist, institution builder, and the vice-chairman of the Planning Commission of India.

1901: Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.

1917: Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (d. 2013)

1927: M. K. Vainu Bappu, an Indian astronomer and president of the International Astronomical Union.

1931: Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.

1932: Kishori Amonkar, a leading Indian classical vocalist.

1935: Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.

1952: Narayan Rane, an Indian politician.

1964: Sanjeev Kapoor, an Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and television personality.

1975: Terence Lewis, an Indian dancer, and choreographer.

1982: Haleem Khan, an Indian Kuchipudi dancer, performer, and movie actor.

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.

1931: Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist.

1937: Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.

1949: Birbal Sahni, an Indian paleobotanist.

1965: Panjabrao Deshmukh, a social activist and a leader to farmers in India. He was the first Minister of Agriculture of India.

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.

1999: Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, an Indian novelist and short story writer of Malayalam literature.

2008: Shomu Mukherjee, an Indian director, writer, and producer.

2015: Richard Benaud, an Australian cricketer and a highly regarded commentator on the game.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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