This Day in History on 10 July

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

Important Days

Nikola Tesla Day

Important Events

1499: The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.

1800: British government in India established Fort William College.

1806: The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.

1940: The Battle of Britain began.

1947: Muhammad Ali Jinnah was recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

1962: Telstar, the world’s first communication satellite, was launched into orbit.

1963: Foundation day of Bharat Vikas Parishad.

G. A. Kulkarni
Meghnad Desai

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1856: Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist.

1921: Harvey Ball, an American commercial artist.

Sunil Gavaskar
Rajnath Singh

1923: G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (d. 1987)

1940: Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai, Indian-English economist and politician

1947: Kota Srinivasa Rao, an Indian film actor.

1949: Sunil Gavaskar, an Indian cricket commentator, and former cricketer.

1950: Begum Parveen Sultana, an Indian Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana.

1951: Rajnath Singh, an Indian politician.

Gokulananda Mahapatra

Death/ Death Anniversary

1559: Henry II, King of France.

1971: Bhikari Thakur, an Indian Bhojpuri language poet, and playwright.

2000: Vakkom Majeed, an Indian freedom fighter, and politician.

Zohra Sehgal

2005: Jaywant Kulkarni, an Indian playback singer.

2013: Gokulananda Mahapatra, an Indian scientist, and science fiction writer.

2014: Zohra Sehgal, an Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer.

Further Reading

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