July 10Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1800 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • 1806 The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company

Historic Event

1947 Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee

Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
  • 1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1682 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, born in Pulsnitz, Saxony (d. 1719)
  • 1923 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (d. 1987)

Sunil Gavaskar

1949 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India

Sunil Gavaskar
Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar

Sundar Pichai

1972 Sundar Pichai [Pichai Sundararajan], Indian American tech executive, head of Google (2015-) and Alphabet (2019-), born in Madurai, India

Sundar Pichai
CEO of Alphabet and Google Sundar Pichai

Famous Deaths

  • 2000 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)

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