This article titled Today in History – February 10 – India and World is designed for those people who are planning on appearing for government examinations such as SSC and UPSC. The historical events that took place on this very day in both India and World are provided in a chronological order and hence, it will be easy for them to quickly refer to the events that took place in details. Let us take a quick look into the events that took place on February 10.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 10
Today in History – February 10: “India”
1691: First ever English factory was established in Calcutta.
1805: Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on this day. He was an Indian Catholic Priest and the Catholic Church canonised him in 2014.
1846: Battle of Sobraon took place on this day in which the British earned a decisive victory over the Sikh Khalsa Army and thereby ended the First Anglo-Sikh War.
1916: Sohanlal Pathak – a famous revolutionary – was hanged on this day by the British at Mandalay jail.
1921: Gandhi inaugurated the Kashi Vidyapith.
1921: Duke of Connaught laid down the foundation stone of India Gate.
1929: J. R. D. Tata became the first person from India to earn the license of a pilot.
1931: Formal inauguration of New Delhi took place on this day.
1979: Itanagar became the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
2013: 13 people died of stampede during the Allahabad Kumbh Mela.
Today in History – February 10: “World”
1258: Mongols managed to capture Baghdad and completely destroyed the Abbasid Chaliphate.
1763: During the French and Indian Wars, the Treaty of Paris ends the war on this day and Quebec was ceded to Great Britain by France under this treaty.
1861: Telegraph was used to notify Jefferson Davis that he was chosen as the provincial President of the Confederate States of America.
1930: The French Indochina saw the Yên Bái mutiny.
1939: During the Spanish Civil War, the conquest of Catalonia was concluded by the Nationalists and they then sealed the border with France.
1940: Mass deportation of Polish citizens was started by Soviet Union from Siberia’s occupied eastern Poland.
1942: During the WWII, the Imperial Japanese Army managed to capture the capital Borneo in Dutch East Indies. The capital was known as Banjarmasin.
1943: In an attempt to completely lift the Siege of Stalingrad during WWII, Red Army of Soviet Union started to engage the Spanish volunteers and German troops in what is known as Battle of Krasny Bor.
1947: Most of Venezia Giulia was ceded to Yugoslavia by Italy.
1954: Dwight Eisenhower – the then President of United States of America – issued a warning against US intervention in Vietnam.
1967: Ratification of the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
1996: Deep Blue – the IBM Supercomputer – defeated Garry Kasparov in chess match for the very first time.