History is important as it gives us many lessons that we can always use to improve our present and ensure that we do not make mistakes in our future. It is a different story that we always happen to forget about the mistakes we made in the past and the price we had to pay for the same. This article titled Today in History – January 10 – India and World brings to you the carefully curated list of historical events that have a lot to teach us. Whether you learn anything or not is entirely up to you.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 10
Today in History – January 10: “India”
1693: Job Charnock, considered as the Father of the city of Calcutta, died on this day.
1886: Birth date of John Mathai, first railway minister of India.
1920: India became the member of League of Nations.
1959: Martin Luther King, a prominent American civil rights activist, reached Delhi.
1966: Tashkent Declaration was signed by Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India, and President of Pakistan, Mohammad Ayub Khan. Premier of Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin, acted as moderator for the declaration.
Today in History – January 10: “World”
1475: In the Battle of Vaslui, Moldavia’s Stephen III defeated the Ottoman Empire.
1645: William Laud, archbishop, was beheaded at the Tower of London.
1776: Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of US, published his pamphlet “Common Sense”.
1806: After the Battle of Blaauwberg, two brigades of Britain occupied Cape Town.
1861: During American Civil War, Florida officially withdrew its membership from the Union.
1870: Standard Oil was incorporated by John D. Rockefeller.
1916: During the First World War, Erzurum Offensive of Russia defeated the Ottomans.
1920: Treaty of Versailles came into force on this day. It officially ended the First World War.
1941: During WWII, Greek forces captured Kleisoura.
1946: First General Assembly of United Nations opened in London which had 51 member countries.