This Day in History on 10 October
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 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
World Day Against the Death Penalty
Word Mental Health Day
World Porridge Day
1756: British forces led by Governor-General Robert Clive recaptured Calcutta.
1845: The US opened Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
1846: English astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton, the largest moon on the planet Neptune.
1910: The first All India Hindi Conference was organized in Varanasi under the chairmanship of Madan Mohan Malaviya.
1911: End of the Qing Dynasty in China.
1913: Panama Canal was completed.
1942: the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Australia.
1964: The 18th Olympic Games began in Tokyo, Japan.
1970: Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1975: Papua New Guinea joined the United Nations.
1992: The Vidyasagar Setu, the second bridge across the Hooghly River, was inaugurated.
1998: Adarsh Sen Anand became the 29th Chief Justice of India.
1731: Henry Cavendish, the British chemist who discovered hydrogen and argon gases.
1830: Queen Isabella II of Spain.
1844: Badruddin Tayyabji, Indian politician, 3rd President of National Congress.
1877: William Morris, Englishman, founder of Morris Motors.
1902: K. Shivarama Karanth, an Indian polymath.
1902: K. Shivaram Karanth, Indian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1997)
1906: (Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayanaswamy) RK Narayan, Indian writer.
1910: Dwarkanath Kotnis, Indian physician, Symbol of Hindi-Chinese friendship.
1912: Ram Vilas Sharma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2000)
1954 Rekha, Indian actress
1973: S. S. Rajamouli, Indian film director.
1990: Rakul Preet Singh, Indian actress
Death/ Death Anniversary
1898: Manilal Nathubhai Trivedi, Indian writer.
1911: Jack Daniel, American businessman, founder of Jack Daniel.
1964: Guru Dutt, Indian film director, producer, and actor.
1983: (Ruby Myers aka) Sulochana, Indian actress.
1997: Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar–Chatt–Duncanson model (b. 1918)
2000: Sirimao Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka’s 6th and world’s first female Prime Minister. He changed the name of Ceylon to Sri Lanka.
2005: Milton Obote, Uganda’s President.
2006: Saraswatibai Rane, Indian classical singer.
2011: Jagjit Singh, Indian Ghazal singer.
2011: Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2015: Manorama Indian (Tamil) actress (b. 1937)