This Day in History on 10th February

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 February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1616: British ambassador Sir Thomas Roe visited Ajmer at the court of Mughal ruler Jahangir.

1763: End of French-Indian War by Treaty of Paris.

1818: Third and final battle between the British and Marathas was fought at Rampur.

1846: The British defeated the Sikhs at the Battle of Sobraon.

1918: Soviet leader Lian Trotsky announced that Russia withdrew from World War I.

1929: J. R. D. Tata became the first authorized Indian pilot.

1931: The Indian capital shifted from Kolkata to New Delhi.

1933: German dictator Hitler announced the end of Marxism.

1949: Vinayak Savarkar was acquitted of the Gandhi assassination charge.

1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.

1763: French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

2013: Thirty-six people are killed and 39 others are injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1803: Jagannath Shankarsheth Murkute, an Indian philanthropist and educationalist.

1894: Harold Macmillan, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1910: Durga Bhagwat, an Indian scholar, socialist, and writer.

1945: Rajesh Pilot, an Indian politician.

1946: Sarah Joseph, an Indian novelist and short story writer in Malayalam.

1970: Kumar Vishwas, an Indian Hindi poet, politician, and lecturer.

1995: Carolane Soucisse, Canadian ice dancer

1996: Emanuel Mammana, Argentinian footballer

1997: Lilly King, American swimmer

1997: Chloë Grace Moretz, American actress

1997: Nadia Podoroska, Argentinian tennis player

2000: Yara Shahidi, American actress and model

Death/ Death Anniversary

1865: Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz, a Russian physicist.

1912: Joseph Lister, a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.

Fatima Surayya Bajia

1923: Wilhelm Röntgen, a German mechanical engineer and physicist.

1953: N. Ayyangar Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Member of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution of India.

1957: Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American writer.

2016: Fatima Surayya Bajia, Indian-Pakistani author and playwright (b. 1930)

2017: Mike Ilitch, American businessman (b. 1929)

2019: Carmen Argenziano, American actor (b. 1943)

2019: Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor (b. 1944)

Further Reading

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