Water Conservation Day
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This Day in History on 10th May

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

Important Days:

  • Constitution Day (Micronesia)
  • Children’s Day (Maldives)
  • Mother’s Day (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico)
  • Water Conservation Day: Maharashtra, India

Important Events:

Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Dr. Rajendra Prasad

1526: Babur won the first Panipat battle and entered in North India’s capital Agra.

1857: Indian Rebellion of 1857: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut.

1981: The first day and night cricket match of India was played at the flood-lit ground of the Wilson College Gymkhana (Bombay)

1901: Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian scientist, in the hall of the Royal Society, London, which was packed with eminent scientists on May 10, 1901, proved that “plants and animals have similar touch sense”

1957: Dr Rajendra Prasad was elected President of India for a second term.

Santosh Yadav
Santosh Yadav

1982: Karnataka Kranti Ranga led by Devaraj Urs comes into being.

1985: 59 were killed and 150 wounded in Sikh attacks.

1985: P. N. Bhagawati appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1993: Santosh Yadav becomes the first Indian woman to reach Everest for the second time.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1905: Pankaj Malik, music director, was born.

1909: Bellari Shammanna Keshvan, the internationally famous librarian, was born.

1917: Ramanand Maru Amin, the great novelist, was born in Baloor, Mangalore.

1927: Nayantara Sahgal, the famous writer and social reformer was born.

1979: Indy Khabra, Soccer(Football) player, was born.

1855: Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator (d. 1936)

1971: Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman

Death / Death Anniversary:

1910: Robert Koch, Nobel laureate, died of a heart attack.

1936: Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, a great freedom fighter, politician, journalist and Muslim leader, passed away.

1977: Jahangir Khan, a famous musician, passed away.

1992: Dr D.S.Tyagi, Chairman of the Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission, was shot dead by suspected Sikh terrorists in Delhi.

1992: K. G. Ramanathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1920)

2001: Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian politician, 16th Governor of Himachal Pradesh (b. 1934)

Further Reading

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