This Day in History- July 10

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This Day in History - July 10

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce- Kar Marx. Wars, battles, celebrations, and freedom movements are recurring yet a fundamental part of history. There are some events and moments in history that cannot be repeated or ever re-lived. Let’s explore this day in history – July 10 and discover those events that changed our world forever.

What Happened in India on July 10?

1806: The Vellore Mutiny 
In 1806, the Vellore mutiny broke out against the British by south Indian soldiers at Vellore. The Vellore Mutiny was the first large-scale mutiny by Indian soldiers against the British, setting the stage for the 1857 mutiny.

Credits: Iken School

What Happened Around the World on July 10?

1520: Treaty of Calais
King Charles V of France and King Henry VIII of England signed the Treaty of Calais. It bound the others to make no further arrangements to progress the marriage treaties that both rulers had with France.

1796: Discovery of a positive integer
Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and science.

1862: Construction of the railroad
The US began the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. The legislation authorized two railroad companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, to construct the lines.

1905: Opening of Technical Hague court 
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opened the Technical Hague court. She reigned for nearly 58 years, longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw both the First and the Second World Wars, as well as the Dutch economic crisis of 1933.

Credits: United Nations

1938: Around the world in 91 hours
Howard Hughes flew around the world in 91 hours on July 10, 1938. Howard Robard Hughes Jr. was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most influential and financially successful individuals in the world. 

1962: Arrest of Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a demonstration in Georgia. In 1962 following the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia movement, Martin Luther King was convicted on July 10 for leading the march the previous December. 

1971: NWPC founded
National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) was founded in the US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and Gloria Steinem on July 10, 1971. 

Famous Birthdays on July 10

1509: John Calvin
A Protestant religious reformer and theologian was born in Picardy, France.

1723: William Blackstone
An English jurist was born in London, England in 1723.

1830: Camille Pissarro
A Danish Antillean and French painter was born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies in 1830.

1856: Nikola Tesla
A Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, who developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, was born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire.

1920: David Brinkley
An American NBC news anchor was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1920.

1945: Virginia Wade
An English tennis player who played in the US Open in 1968, Australian Open in 1972, and Wimbledon in 1977 was born in Bournemouth, England.

1954: Andre Dawson
An American MLB outfielder was born in Miami, Florida on July 10. 1954.

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