This Day in History – March 10

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March 10

A wise man once said,  “to study history is to hold a mirror in front of our society”. The present state of our society is the net result of our history. Every event of our past moulded our present, and every event of our present will mould our future. Therefore to study history, is to learn how not to repeat the mistakes of the past and how to create a better tomorrow. Read on to know the landmark events of the past that occurred on March 10.

Historic Events in India That Happened on March 10

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1897 – Passing Away of Savitribai Phule
Social reformer, educationist Savitribai Phule died saving a young boy who had contracted plague in an attempt to rush him to the hospital.

1922 – The arrest of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was arrested on March 10 1922 and sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment under the charges. He was released 2 years later for an appendix operation.

1985 – India wins the World Championship of Cricket
Defeating Pakistan, India won the Benson & Hedges world championship of cricket.

2000 – Nirmala Verma and Gurchal Singh awarded the Jnanpith Award
Eminent Hindi writer Nirmala Verma and Punjabi Novelist Gurchal were awarded the 35th Jnanpith Award on March 10 2000.

Historic Events in India That Happened on March 10

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1629 – Dissolving of British Parliament
King Charles I dissolved the British parliament and recalled it only 11 years later.

1841 – The defeat of Emperor Napoleon I
Napoleon I was defeated in the Battle of Laos in France on March 10 1841.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln Becomes the 1st and only US president to apply for a patent
Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent for an instrument to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions.

1876 – First ever telephonic conversation
In the first-ever telephone call, Alexander Graham Bell told his assistant, “Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

1910 – Abolishment of slavery
On this day, the Republic of China officially abolished Slavery.

1914- Suffragettes’ movement
As the Suffragettes movement began gaining momentum, the suffragettes damaged Rokeby’s painting Venus of Velasquez on account of it being derogatory to women.

1945 – World War II
The US air force army firebombed Tokyo which resulted in over 100,000 civilian deaths on March 10 1945.

1952 – Military coup in Cuba
A military coup was launched in Cuba led by General Fulgencio Batista.

1977 – Discovery of rings of Uranus
Astronauts discovered rings of Uranus during the occlusion of SAO.

2014 – Angela Merkel’s warning against the annexation of Crimea
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia’s Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine’s constitution.

2017 – Impeachment of the Korean president
South Korean judges uphold the parliaments’ decision to impeach President Park Geun-Hye on March 8 2017.

List of Important Birthdays

  • 1810 – Samuel Fergusson
    Samuel Fergusson is a renowned Irish poet and lawyer.
  • 1847 Kate Sheppard
    Born in Liverpool England, Kate Sheppard was a prominent member of New Zealand’s suffragette movement.
  • 1932-  Udupi Ramachandra Rao
    Indian space scientist and former head of ISRO who played a major role in developing PSLV were born on this day.
  • 1939 – Asghar Ali Engineer
    Social reformer and Activist Asghar Ali Engineer was born on this day and was credited for leading the Dawood Bohra movement.
  • 1940 – Chuck Norris
    American martial arts actor was born on this day.

This was all about the significant events of March 10th. If you enjoyed reading this and would like to know more about the historical significance of other days, tune into LeverageEdu! You can follow us on LinkedInYoutubeFacebookQuora, and Instagram!

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