December 10- This day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 10 December

10-Dec-1857
Veer Narayan Singh organised a small group and had an encounter with British army. He was charged treason and sentenced to death. He was executed publicly.
10-Dec-1870
Jadhunath Sarkar, history researcher, was born.
10-Dec-1878
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, great social reformer, ardent patriot, incisive thinker and eminent literateur was born at Hosur in Tamil Nadu. He was the first Indian Governor General of independent India and popularly known as 'Rajaji'.
10-Dec-1878
Muhammad Ali Jauhar, great eminent journalist, editor, orator, fighter and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, was born at Najibabad, UP.
10-Dec-1886
Rameshwari Nehru, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Lahore.
10-Dec-1886
Ardeshir M. Irani, producer, director, exhibitor and founder of Star Films Ltd. Bombay, was born at Poona. His first film was 'Veer Abhimanyu'.
10-Dec-1902
Sir Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for detecting the cause of Malaria.
10-Dec-1902
Nijalingappa Siddavanahalli, president of Indian National Congress and politician, was born at Haluvagalu (Bellary).
10-Dec-1905
Robert Koch received the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on Tuberculosis.
10-Dec-1907
Rudyard Kipling, author of `The Jungle Book' and `Kim', received the Nobel prize for literature.
10-Dec-1913
The Nobel prize for literature was awarded this year to Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet from India.
10-Dec-1918
Rowlatt Act introduced by Lord Chelmsford.
10-Dec-1923
Madhav Gururao Kulkarni, great author and educationist, was born in Rani Bennur, Dharwar.
10-Dec-1932
The Indian Military Academy (IMA) was formally inaugurated by Field Marshal Sir Philip W Chetwode, Bt, GOB, KCMG, GCSI, DSO and was christened as "The Pioneers". The crowning event was delivered in the hall, now named after him, and in the address to the trainees, he enunciated three principles: 'the safety, honour, and welfare of your country comes first, always and everytime', which were to guide the future officers of the Indian Army. A passage from this address has come to acquire immortality and has been adopted as the credo of the Academy.
10-Dec-1936
Duke of York succeeds King Edward as King George VI.
10-Dec-1936
England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI.
10-Dec-1945
Aust Services lose third Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts.
10-Dec-1948
Human Rights Day.
10-Dec-1952
World's first official Family Planning programme launched in India.
10-Dec-1967
Earthquake hit Koyna Nagar.
10-Dec-1969
Norman Borlaug, the Iowa-born crop expert, whose research on new strains of high-yielding rice and wheat has led to a Green Revolution in developing countries, was awarded the Nobel peace prize today. Working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center of Mexico since 1944, Borlaug, 56, has directed a team of agronomists working on the development of new crop plant strains that have allowed Third World farmers to multiply yields dramatically. His organization has trained farm technicians from 29 countries, including India, Pakistan and Turkey, enabling them to move steadily toward the goal of self-sufficiency in food production.
10-Dec-1978
Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
10-Dec-1979
Mother Teresa wins Nobel Peace prize.
10-Dec-1984
Justice Thakkar Commission appointed to enquire into the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
10-Dec-1985
A. M. Prasad was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 30-04-1987.
10-Dec-1989
Janardan Swami passed away.
10-Dec-1990
Dr. L. P. Barbosa, Goa CM, resigns following withdrawal of support by Maharashta Gomantak Party.
10-Dec-1990
The communal disturbances between Hindus and Muslims in Hyderabad claim more than 100 lives, and violence spreads to Aligarh and Kanpur also.
10-Dec-1992
The Central Government bans RSS, VHP, ISS, Bajrang Dal and Jamait-e-Islami.
10-Dec-1993
Kerala Congress(M) splits; Four MLAs, including Minister T.M.Jacob, expelled.
10-Dec-1993
The residence of Mahatma Phule was declared a national monument.
10-Dec-1996
Supreme Court bans employment of child labour in hazardous industries.
10-Dec-1997
Salman Haidar appointed India's High Commissioner to Britain. He succeeded M. L. Singhvi.
10-Dec-1998
Dr. Gurudev S. Khush, rice breeder at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, and Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, wheat breeder at the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Centre, Mexico, share the Rank Prize announced in London.
10-Dec-1998
Prof. Amartya Sen receives the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics.
10-Dec-1999
Dara Singh, the prime accused in the killing of Australian missionary, again gives a slip to police.
10-Dec-1999
Pranab Mukherjee and Jaipal Reddy are chosen outstanding parliamentarians for 1997 and 1998 respectively.

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