10 July in Indian and World History

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10 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 10 July is the birth anniversary of Gopinath Bordoloi, Sunil Gavaskar, Rajnath Singh, and Begum Parveen Sultana.

10 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Bhikhari Thakur, and Abdul Ghafoor.

Birth Anniversary on 10 July

10 July in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Gopinath Bordoloi (10 July 1890 – 5 August 1950) a famous freedom fighter of India and the first Chief Minister of Assam. He also actively participated in the national movement. In 1941 AD, he had to go to jail for participating in ‘Individual Satyagraha’ Gopinath Bordolai was again punished for his participation in the ‘Quit India Movement in the year 1942. He got awards including ‘Bharat Ratna’ (1999 AD). He was Bron on 5 August 1950.

Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Sunil Gavaskar, popularly known as ‘Little Master’, is one of the legendary batsmen of the world. His family name is Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, which also incorporates his father’s name. He is the only batsman who has scored more than a thousand runs in a single year and he has done this magic four times. He was born on 10 July 1949 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Rajnath Singh, an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. Now 30 May 2019 incumbent Minister of Defence. He was Born on 10 July 1951 (age 69) in the Chandauli district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Begum Parveen Sultana, an Indian Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan (2014) by the Government of India, Filmfare Best Female Playback Award–Kudrat (1981) for the song “Hame Tumse Pyar Kitna” Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1999. She was Bron on 10 July 1950 in Nagaon, Assam, India.

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Death Anniversary on 10 July

10 July in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Bhikhari Thakur (18 December 1887 – 10 July 1971), a Bhojpuri’s capable folk artist, theater artist, message carrier of folk awakening, announcer of women discourse and Dalit discourse, exclusive of folk songs and bhajan kirtan He was a seeker. Bhikhari Thakur’s mother tongue was Bhojpuri and he made Bhojpuri the language of his poetry and drama. Rahul Sankrityayan had called him an ‘ungraded diamond’, while Jagdishchandra Mathur called him an ‘artist of the tradition of Bharat Muni’. He was also called ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri’. He died on 10 July 1971.

Abdul Ghafoor (1918 – 10 July 2004) an Indian National Congress politician and Chief Minister of Bihar from 2 July 1973 to 11 April 1975. Abdul Ghafoor served as a cabinet minister during Rajiv Gandhi’s government. He was born in a small village in the Gopalganj district, Bihar in a farming family. Abdul Ghafoor actively participated in the freedom struggle and had to spend his life in jail as well. He died in 1918 in Patna Bihar.

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Notable events on 10 July in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 10 July in World History are mentioned below:

10 July 1884 – the first day of the first cricket Test match being played at Old Trafford, England was washed out due to rain.

10 July 1913 – The European country Romania declared war on Bulgaria.

10 July 1920 – Owen Chamberlain, an American physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

10 July 1924 – Denmark annexed Greenland on this day.

10 July 1925 – TASS was started as the official news agency of the Soviet Union.

10 July 1931 – the first female aviator, Bienhausen, began flying to circumnavigate the globe.

10 July 1931 – Alice Munro is a Canadian short story writer, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

10 July 1982 Seiichi Miyake, a Japanese engineer and inventor best known for his work on tactile paving, died.

10 July 1999 – The International Labor Conference started in Geneva.

10 July 2001 – The investigation period in the Nepal King murder case was extended to four days.

10 July 2001 – Berlusconi appointed Prime Minister of Italy on this day.

10 July 2001 – The Parliament of Sri Lanka was suspended by President Chandrika Kumaratunga

10 July 2002 – The United Nations World Food Conference was held in Rome.

10 July 2006 – NSAT-4C was India’s geosynchronous satellite, which was launched from the ‘Satish Dhawan Space Centre’, Sriharikota, along with the Launcher Rocket (GSLV-F02), onboard INSAT-4C. 45 people died in a plane crash in Multan, Pakistan.

10 July 2012  Dolphy – a Filipino comedian and actor – died.

10 July 2015  Omar Sharif, an Egyptian actor, generally regarded as one of Egypt’s greatest male film stars, died.

10 July 2017 – Amarnath Yatra has attacked in which 7 pilgrims died on this day.

10 July Historical Significance

July 10th is a day rich in history, marked by significant events across centuries. On this day in 48 BC, the Battle of Dyrrhachium took place, where Julius Caesar narrowly escaped defeat to Pompey near Dyrrhachium, now known as Albania. In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England, beginning her short nine-day reign before being deposed. The Battle of Northampton in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses saw King Henry VI captured, altering the course of English history. Additionally, the Treaty of Calais was signed in 1520 between King Charles V of France and King Henry VIII of England, marking a significant diplomatic event. These events, among others, showcase the historical significance of July 10th, reflecting the dynamic and often tumultuous nature of human history.

Important Days of 10 July in History

Some of the Notable events on 10 July in History are mentioned below:

  • Global Energy Independence Day: On July 10th, Global Energy Independence Day promotes awareness of alternative energy sources. As well as learning about renewable forms of energy, like solar, wind, and geothermal, the day offers opportunities to explore these sources. Interestingly this day also coincides with the birth anniversary of Serbian American inventor Nikola Tesla.
  • National Clerihew Day (United States): Celebrated in honor of Edmund Clerihew Bentley, the inventor of the clerihew, a whimsical, biographical poetic form.
  • National Kitten Day (United States): A day to celebrate the joy that kittens bring to our lives and to promote the adoption of homeless kittens.
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day (United States): A whimsical holiday where children and adults alike enjoy picnics with their teddy bears as companions.
  • Don’t Step On a Bee Day (United Kingdom): An awareness day to highlight the importance of bees in the ecosystem and encourage actions to protect them.
  • National Piña Colada Day (United States): A day to enjoy and appreciate the tropical cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.