Today In History – 10th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 10

10-March-1873 Maulana Shaukat Ali, freedom fighter, nationalist and Muslim politician, was born.
10-March-1897 Savitri Bai Phule passed away. She played a prominent role in assisting her husband Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule in education field. She taught in schools for girls and for downtroddens and untouchables.
10-March-1904 Raghunath Gopal Kokaje, great Hindi writer, was born at Bhoka, district Ratnagiri.
10-March-1912 Anant Ramachandra Joshi, cricket Test Umpire for 12 test from 1948-5, was born in Maharashtra.
10-March-1922 Gandhiji arrested for the first time in Bombay on the charges of sedition at Sabarmati.
10-March-1926 Dilbagh Singh, Air Chief Marshal, the second Sikh Chief of Air Staff and Indian Air Force, was born in Punjab.
10-March-1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad, India.
10-March-1940 Banwarilal Bhagwandas Purohit, famous leader of Vidarbha, was born.
10-March-1945 Madhavrao Scindia, prince of Gwalior and Congress leader, was born.
10-March-1954 The history of 104 HU, the most prestigious and the oldest Helicopter Unit of the IAF, is studded with more than four decades of glorious past and yeomen service rendered to the country. One-O-Four was raised as Helicopter Flight at Palam on 10th March 1954.
10-March-1959 Mukundrao Ramarao Jaikar, great freedom fighter and famous lawyer, passed away.
10-March-1969 Parliament passed the Act that made Central Industrial Security Force as an Armed Force of the union.
10-March-1985 India beat Pakistan to win “”World Championship of Cricket””. Ravi Shastri is declared champion of champions and Sunil Gavaskar steps down from the captai
10-March-1991 The Army Dental Corps celebrates its Golden Jubilee and proudly recounts its past glory.
10-March-1993 The 12-day-old caretaker ministry in Tripura led by Samir Ranjan Burman resigns.
10-March-1995 ONGC’s oil rig that blew out ( January 8 ) at Pasalapudi site near Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh) put out after 62 days.
10-March-1995 Ashok Padbidri, famous journalist and editor, died.
10-March-1997 Maharashtra government renames Osmanabad as Dharashiva.
10-March-1998 A. B. Vajpayee agrees to form a government with 252 members including the BJP and it’s allies.
10-March-1998 India ‘A’ beats Pakistan ‘A’ by 58 runs in the fourth test to clinch the rain-hit series 1-0 at Karachi.
10-March-1998 B. B. Lyngdoh of the United Democratic Party is sworn in Chief Minister of Meghalaya. The 12-day-old Congress(I) Ministry resigned following the failure of the party nominee to be elected as Speaker.
10-March-1999 Lok Sabha approves the Patents (Amendment) Bill 1999, by a voice vote.
10-March-2000 Nirmal Verma, distinguished Hindi writer, and eminent Punjabi novelist Gurchal Singh selected jointly for the 35th Jnanpith Award for 1999.
10-March-2000 Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister, submits his resignation without putting his motion of seeking a trust vote to test in the assembly. The RJD leader Rabri Devi meets the Governor and stakes claim to form the Government.

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