Today in History – 10 March

today in history 10 March

1873

Maulana Shaukat Ali, freedom fighter, nationalist and Muslim politician, was born.

1876

On this day, the first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summons his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.

1897

Savitri Bai Phule passed away. She played a prominent role in assisting her husband Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule in education field. She taught in schools for girls and for downtroddens and untouchables.

1922

Gandhiji arrested for the first time in Bombay on the charges of sedition at Sabarmati.

1954

The history of 104 HU, the most prestigious and the oldest Helicopter Unit of the IAF, is studded with more than four decades of glorious past and yeomen service rendered to the country. One-O-Four was raised as Helicopter Flight at Palam on 10th March 1954.

1969

Parliament passed the Act that made Central Industrial Security Force as an Armed Force of the union.

1998

A. B. Vajpayee agrees to form a government with 252 members including the BJP and it’s allies.

1999

Lok Sabha approves the Patents (Amendment) Bill 1999, by a voice vote.

2000

Nirmal Verma, distinguished Hindi writer, and eminent Punjabi novelist Gurchal Singh selected jointly for the 35th Jnanpith Award for 1999.

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