This Day in History on 10 September

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

Important Days

World Suicide Prevention Day

Important Events

894: London Taxi driver George Smith was the first person to be convicted for drunken driving.

1898: Empress Elisabeth of Austria was assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

1936: First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London’s (England) Wembley Stadium.

1960: At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1967: The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

1988: Steffi Graf, the 19-year-old West German tennis star, was today the third woman in history to win the Grand Slam – the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U. S. Open singles titles in the same year.

2002: Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, became a full member of the United Nations.

2007: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

2008: The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

2017: Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Govind Ballabh Pant

1753: Sir John Soane, English neo-classical architect who is noted for the Bank of England in London and many country homes.

1872: Maharaja K. S. Ranjitsingh, former Indian cricketer. Indian cricket plays for Ranji Trophy on his name.

Viswanatha Satyanarayana

1887: Govind Vallabh Pant, Indian freedom fighter, and politician. He received India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in 1957.

1892: Arthur Compton, American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation.

Basappa Danappa Jatti

1895: Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu writer, poet, and novelist.

1912: Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (d. 2002)

1920: C. A. Rao, Indian American Mathematician.

1965: Atul Kulkarni, National award-winning Indian actor.

Manish Pandey

1972: Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, producer, screenplay writer, and actor.

1978: Manju Warrier, Indian actress.

1989: Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

Bagha Jatin

210 BC: Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, and founder of the Qin dynasty.

1842: William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand soldier, and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand.

1915: Bagha Jatin, Indian freedom fighter, philosopher, and author.

Sukumar Ray
Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah

1923: Sukumar Ray, Indian poet, and playwright. He was famous for his writings for children. He is the father of Satyajit Ray.

1983: Balthazar Johannes Vorster, former prime Minister of South Africa who was interned during World War II as a pro-Nazi leader.

2000: Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author. She was a pioneer of Pakistani literature and journalism in English, and also a pioneer of feminism in Pakistan. She was Pakistan’s first female columnist, editor, publisher, and political commentator.

Further Reading

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