10 December in Indian and World History
10 December in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 10 December is the birth anniversary of Jadunath Sarkar, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, Prafulla Chand Chaki, Siddhavanahalli Nijalingappa, andHasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia.
10 December is also observed as the death anniversary of Chaudhary Digambar Singh.
10 December in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Jadunath Sarkar (10 December 1870 – 15 May 1958), known as a famous historian. He belonged to the Zamindar family. He completed his MA in English Literature in 1892. Passed his examinations and spent most of his life studying and writing texts. He had also rendered his distinguished services as a Professor of History and English. He was born on 10 December 1870.
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 28 December 1972), the pinnacle of Indian politics, also known as Rajaji. Rajgopalachari was an advocate, writer, politician, and philosopher. He was the second Governor-General of independent India and the first Indian Governor-General. Due to his wonderful and influential personality, the great freedom fighter, social reformer, Gandhian politician Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as ‘Rajaji’, is considered the ‘Chanakya’ of the history of modern India. He was born on 10 December 1878.
Prafulla Chand Chaki (10 December 1888 – 1 May 1908), a name taken with the utmost respect in the history of the Indian freedom struggle. He had sacrificed his life for the country. He was born on 10 December 1888.
Siddhavanahalli Nijalingappa (10 December 1902 – 8 August 2000), the President of the Indian National Congress from 1968–1969. During his tenure, there was a split in Congress. Nijalingappa was also the Chief Minister of Mysore in 1956. He was born on 10 December 1902.
Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia (10 December 1908 – 28 January 1989), an Indian archaeologist. In the year 1974, he was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India in the field of administrative service. He was considered an expert in ancient Indian history. The cheerful Dhirajlal Sanklia is said to have pioneered archaeological excavation techniques in India, which have many important discoveries dating back to prehistoric times to his credit.
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10 December in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Chaudhary Digambar Singh (9 June 1913 – 10 December 1995), a freedom fighter and a four-time Lok Sabha MP. He made a remarkable contribution in the field of cooperatives. It was his first attempt to amend the ‘Land Acquisition Act’ of the farmers. Digambar Singh was famous for speaking about farmers in Parliament. He defeated leaders like Raja Mahendra Pratap, Maniram Bagri and Raja Mansingh in the Lok Sabha elections. He was the President of ‘Mathura District Co-operative Bank’ for about 25 years. He was born on 9 June 1913.
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Notable events on 10 December in Indian and World history
10 December 1582 – France started using the Gregorian calendar.
10 December 1799 – France became the first country in the world to adopt the metric system.
10 December 1887 – The Balkan Military Agreement was signed between Austria, Hungary, Italy and Britain.
10 December 1902 – Women were granted the right to vote in Tasmania.
10 December 1903 – Pierre Curie and Marie Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
10 December 1947 – Trade agreement signed between the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
10 December 1950 – this day was declared as Human Rights Day. Its purpose is to draw the attention of people around the world to human rights so that everyone in every country and community is seen with the same eye.
10 December 1960 – Albert Luthley, leader of the banned African National Congress, was awarded the Nobel Prize.
10 December 1961 – Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Albania ended.
10 December 1963 – The African country of Zanzibar gained independence from Britain.
10 December 1991 – Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union.
10 December 1992 – The country’s first hovercraft service started in Gujarat.
10 December 1998 – Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics in Stockholm.
10 December 2000 – Nawaz Sharif was exiled for ten years from Pakistan with his family.
10 December 2001 – Dada Muni, one of the veteran actors of Indian cinema, said goodbye to the world.
10 December 2002 – United Airlines, America’s second-largest airline, declared bankruptcy.
10 December 2003 – The talks between President Chandrika Kumaratunge and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinde in Colombo failed.
10 December 2004 – Anil Kumble became the first Indian to take the most wickets in Test cricket, surpassing Kapil Dev in the Dhaka Test.
10 December 2005 – The current President Nur Sultan Nazar Bayeb was re-elected President in the presidential election in Kazakhstan.
10 December 2006 – Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinache died in Santiago.
10 December 2007 – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf appointed three more judges to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.