This Day In History – May 10

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May 10

They say what’s happened in the past remains in the past, but little do they know about the significance of everything minor that has taken place in history. Every event that took place in history is equally responsible for shaping our future. Well, it is only true to say that every day as we live, we create history, and therefore, every event that occurs defines the course of our futures. Therefore we must always make an effort to know and understand the significance of historical events. In this blog, we shall discuss the historical events that took place on 10th May in History. Read on to find out more about the events.

Events that Happened in India on May 10

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Credit: India Today

1857 – 1st War of Independence 
The First War of Independence began in India, with sepoys revolting against their officers in Meerut.

Events Across The Globe on May 10

1774 – Crowing of King and Queen of France
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette became the King and Queen of France.

American Revolution
Credit: Britannica

1775 – American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War, that was led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold and they captured Fort Ticonderoga.

1775 –  American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress took place in Philadelphia

1796 – War of the First Coalition 
War of the First Coalition, Napoleon won against Austrian forces

1801 – First Barbary War 
First Barbary War, the Barbary pirates of Tripoli declared a war on USA

1881 – Crowning of Romanian King
Carol I was crowned as the king of Romanian Kingdom

1901 – Mother’s Day First Observed 
Mother’s Day was celebrated for the first time USA

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Credit: History

1933 Nazi Operation
Nazis burnt round 25,000 books that they called “un-German”

1940 – World War II
World War II :
A. German city of Freiburg was accidentally bombed by German fighters. 
B. Germany invaded France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
C. Uk occupied Iceland

1940 – Appointment of PM of UK
Winston Churchill was appointed as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 

1941 – Negotiation of Peace Deal 
Rudolf Hess goes to Scotland to negotiate a peace deal between UK and Nazi Germany

1969 – Vietnam War 
Vietnam War – Battle of Dong Ap Bia 

Nelson Mandela
Credit: Time

1994 Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first Black President

2013 – One Trade World Centre 
One Trade World Centre became the tallest building in the Northern Hemisphere

List of Important Birthdays

1604 – Jean Mairet, French playwright
1855 – Yukteswar Giri, Indian Educator
1927 – Nayantara Sahgal, Indian Author 
1938 – Manuel Santana, Spanish Tennis Player
1959 – Victoria Rowell, American Actress
1996 –  Katerina Siniakova, Czech tennis player


1774 – Louis XV of France
1829 – Thomas Young, English Physician
2001 – Sudhakar Rao Naik, Indian politician, Governor of Himachal Pradesh

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