Today in India and World History: December 10

According to Gregory calendar, December 10 is the day number 344 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 345. December 10 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 10. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 10th December:

  • 1510: Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque who puts the Muslim population to the sword
  • 1520: Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demanding he recant
  • 1582: France started using the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1684: Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley
  • 1817: Recognized Mississippi as the 20th state of the United States.
  • 1878: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, was born.
  • 1884: Huckleberry Finn’s Mark Twain Adventures was first published in London.
  • 1896: Alfred Bernhard Nobel, a Swedish chemist and founder of the Nobel Prize, died.
  • 1898: The Spanish-American War ended after the Confederate Paris.
  • 1898: The Treaty of Paris was signed and the Spanish-American War ended.
  • 1901: The first Nobel Prize ceremony was held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.
  • 1902: Women were granted the right to vote in Tasmania.
  • 1902: The first Aswan Dam was built on the Nile River in Africa.
  • 1903: Pierre Curie and Marie Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
  • 1913: Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore becomes the first non-European to be presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature for “Gitanjali”
  • 1929: A train accident in Namur near Belgium killed 17 people and injured 60.
  • 1930: Indian Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for work on light scattering – first Asian and non-white to win a Science Nobel
  • 1940: Hitler gave a speech to Munitians activists in Berlin.
  • 1941: Japan won the Battle of Guam.
  • 1945: Alcide de Gaspieri became the Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1950: Declared 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 one eye.
  • 1953: Albert Schitzer was awarded the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1960: The Nobel Prize-awarded banned African National Congress leader Albert Luthley appealed to end apartheid in South Africa.
  • 1964: Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo
  • 1968: Japan’s biggest successor, the ever-plow “300 million yen robbery”, took place in Tokyo
  • 1996: The famous Confederate and President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, signed a new constitution.
  • 1998: The Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for his contribution to the field of welfare economics.
  • 2001: Dada Muni, one of the stalwarts of Indian cinema, died.
  • 2007: Christina Fernandes was sworn in as Argentina’s first elected female president.
  • 2013: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the development, sale and use of drug marijuana.

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