This Day in History on 10 November

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

Important Days

World Science Day for Peace and Development 

Important Events

1659: Shivaji Maharaj assassinated Afzal Khan at Pratapgad.

1698: East India Company bought Calcutta port from the local king. It was not more than a village at that time.

1801: In order to defray the debt, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan surrendered Rohilkhand to the East India Company by the treaty of 10 November 1801.

1848: Surendranath Banerji, popularly known as Rashtraguru, was born at Taltala, Calcutta. He passed his final ICS Examination in 1869 and joined in 1871, He was President of the Indian National Congress twice, in 1895 at Pune and in 1902 at Ahmedabad.

1885: Gottlieb Daimler introduced the world’s first motorcycle.

1901: Formal inauguration of the new North-West Frontier Province created out of the Punjab.

1909: Gandhiji replies to Tolstoy, sends his biography by Doke.

1950: American writer William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1958: Oil was discovered in an experimental well at Vedsar near Baroda in Gujarat.

1960: First Nagpur session of Maharashtra State.

1983: Bill Gates released Windows 1.0.

1989: Foundation stone laid for the Ram Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya.

1990: Chandra Shekhar Singh sworn in as 8th Prime Minister of India. He remained in this office till June 21, 1991 Devilal was sworn in as the Dy. Prime Minister.

1991: South Africa’s first cricket One-day international since 1970 vs India.

2000: R.M. Shankara and Rashmi Kumari lift men’s and women’s title in the World carrom championship in New Delhi.

2001: Appointment of Dr. R. Chidambaram as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Central Government.

2006: Assassination of Tamil Nadu MP Nadaraja Raviraj in Colombo.

2001: Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressed the United Nations, General Assembly.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1483: Martin Luther, a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Reformation.

1810: George Jennings, inventor of the flush toilet.

Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic
Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic

1848: Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (d. 1925). He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress. He passed his final ICS Examination in 1869 and joined in 1871, He was President of the Indian National Congress twice, in 1895 at Pune and in 1902 at Ahmedabad.

1851: Francis Balfour, a British naturalist who did basic research on animal taxonomy.

1904: Kusumavati Deshpande, the great Marathi short story writer, and critic.

1919: Mikhail Kalashnikov, invented the AK-47 rifle.

1920: Dattopant Thengadi, founder of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Bharatiya Kamgar Sangh.

1922: S. K. Raghunath Rao, cricket test umpire for 7 tests from 1960-67, was born in Karnataka.

1925: Richard Burton, Welsh actor.

1930: Riazuddin, a Pakistani theoretical physicist, specializing in high-energy physics and nuclear physics.

1944: Askar Akayev, the first president of Kyrgyzstan.

1952: Sunanda Balaraman, a well-known author from India.

1960: Neil Gaiman, an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films.

1964: Ashutosh Rana, Indian-Hindi film actor.

1974: Ganesh Hegde, an Indian video director, and Bollywood choreographer.

1997: Dhruv Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

Vijaydan Detha, Indian author
Vijaydan Detha, Indian author

1891: Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud, a French poet.

1938: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey’s first president. He passed away at Istanbul.

1968: Tukdoji Maharaj, modern social reformer, saint and poet, died in his ashram at Mozri in district Amravati.

1982: Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Russia.

1994: Dr. K. V. Putappa “Kuvempu”, first Gyanpeet Awardee for literature and Kannad author, died at the age of 90 years.

1996: Manik Verma, Indian singer.

2003: Canaan Banana, Zimbabwe’s first president,.

2007: Norman Mailer, an American novelist, journalist.

2013: Vijaydan Detha, Indian author (b. 1926)

Further Reading

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