This Day in History – October 10

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This Day in History- October 10

October 10 is celebrated as World Mental Health Day every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental well-being and how each one of us can contribute towards ensuring a healthier and happier mind. In addition to this, October 10 is known for other major events that have taken place. Read this blog to know more about these important events that occurred on October 10.

What Happened in India on October 10?

1992-The Vidyasagar Setu inauguration
The second bridge across the famous Hooghly river, Vidyasagar Setu was inaugurated.

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 10

  • 1780 – Great Hurricane 
    On October 10, 1780, the Great Hurricane of 1780 took place which killed 20,000 -30,000 people in the Caribbean.
  • 1903 – Women’s Social and Political Union founded
    In 1903, the Women’s Social and Political Union was founded to support enfranchisement of British women.
  • 1963 – Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty came into effect.
Credits : CSS World
  • 1964 – Tokyo Summer Olympics
     The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony was the first to be relayed live by satellites.
  • 1967 – Outer Space Treaty
    The Outer Space Treaty came into effect.
  • 1970 – Fiji became independent
    On October 10, 1970, Fiji gained independence.
  • 2009 – Zurich Protocol signed
    Armenia and Turkey signed the Zurich Protocol to normalize relations.
  • 2010 – Netherland Antilles dissolved
    The Netherlands Antilles were dissolved as a country.

Famous Birthdays

1954 -Rekha
Bhanurekha Ganesan, also known for her stage name Rekha, is an Indian actress.

Credits : BBC

1973-S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli is Indian film director, screenwriter, and stunt choreographer.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history, October 10. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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