Today in History – 10 July

Today in History 10 July

1609

The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximilian of Bavaria.

1890

Wyoming becomes the 44th state.

1909

Gandhiji arrives in London with the assistance of Lord Ampthill and works ceaselessly to educate influential British leaders and the public, and also to move Imperial authorities.

1940

Germany begins the bombing of England.

1949

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, great Indian cricket player (opener, 10,122 Test runs), was born in Bombay. He has received Arjun Award (1975) and Padma Bhushan (1980).

1964

Bangalore University was established in Karnataka.

1965

First NCC (National Cadet Corps) College for training girls started at Gwalior.

1971

Kochin University was established in Kerala.

1977

The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.

1978

`Mahatma Phule Backward Class Development Corporation’ (Mahatma Phule Magaswarg Vikas Mahamandal) was established.

1984

White Paper on Punjab released by Union Government.

1993

Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

1997

Malleswari earns India’s first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship in Beijing.

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