This Day in History on 10 January

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

Important Days

Important Events

1616: British Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe met Jahangir in Ajmer.

1730: Construction of Shaniwarwada began in Pune.

1791: The Siege of Dunlap’s Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.

1806: Dutch colonists in Cape Town surrendered to the British.

1863: The world’s first underground rail service began in London. The arrival of Metro service in London’s high speed and congested life brought a big revolution.

1870: Churchgate Railway Station opened in Mumbai.

1991: UN Secretary-General Javier Perez went to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in his last attempt to avert the Kuiyyar Gulf War.

1916: Russia defeated the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

1920: World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles.

1929: The world-famous comic The Adventures of Tintin published for the first time.

1966: India and Pakistan signed the Tashkent Agreement.

1966: Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1972: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to Bangladesh, the newly independent country, after serving nine months in a Pakistani prison.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1510: Achyutananda Das, a 16th-century poet seer and Vaishnava saint from Odisha, India.

1775: Baji Rao II, the 12th and the last Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

Hrithik Roshan

1894: Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet and author (d. 1972)

1930: Roy E. Disney, a longtime senior executive for the Walt Disney Company.

1938: Donald Knuth, an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor.

Kalki Koechlin

1940: K. J. Yesudas, an Indian playback singer, and musician from Kerala.

1949: Allu Aravind, an Indian film producer, and distributor.

1950: Suchitra Bhattacharya, an Indian novelist.

1971: Rakesh Chaurasia, an Indian flautist.

1974: Hrithik Roshan, an Indian actor.

1984: Kalki Koechlin, Indian actress

Death/Death Anniversary

1774: Pratap Singh II, the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom.

1778: Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician. He is known as the “father of modern taxonomy’.

1833: Adrien-Marie Legendre, a French mathematician.

Patcha Ramachandra Rao

1951: Sinclair Lewis, an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He is the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1967: Radhabinod Pal, a Bengali jurist from India.

1969: Sampurnanand, Indian educator and politician, 2nd Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1891)

1971: Coco Chanel, a French fashion designer, and businesswoman.

2010: Patcha Ramachandra Rao, an Indian metallurgist, and administrator.

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