Today In History – 10th April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 10

10-April-1317 Saint Gora Kumbhar passed away. (Samadhee)
10-April-1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
10-April-1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
10-April-1880 C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
10-April-1901 Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
10-April-1919 Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.
10-April-1930 Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
10-April-1931 Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
10-April-1935 Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
10-April-1937 Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
10-April-1955 India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
10-April-1982 Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
10-April-1982 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from USA. (Cape Canaveral)
10-April-1993 Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
10-April-1995 Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
10-April-1996 Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
10-April-1996 The marketing of Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘The Moor’s Last Sigh’ in India was cleared by the Central govt.
10-April-1997 Announcement of UP’s 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
10-April-1997 Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
10-April-1997 Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.
10-April-1999 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.

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