On This Day 10 August

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)