This Day in History on 10 August

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 10 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2009 – Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.
2012 – The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.
2014 – Forty people are killed when Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport.
2019 – 32 are killed and 1,000,000 are evacuated as Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang, China. Earlier it had caused flooding in the Philippines

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1860 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (d. 1936)

1894 – V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (d. 1980)

1943 – Shafqat Rana, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

1956 – Perween Warsi, Indian-English businesswoman

1963 – Phoolan Devi, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1999 – Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian historian, scholar, and critic (b. 1899)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History