Today in History – 10 February

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1691

Job Charnock established the first English factory in Calcutta.

1846

British forces under Hugh Gough defeated Sikhs in the Battle of Sobrahan in India.

1859

General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude and Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny.

1921

Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated Kashi Vidya Peeth.

1931

Capital of India shifted from Old Delhi to New Delhi, formal inauguration of New Delhi City took place.

1943

Gandhi begins hunger strike to protest imprisonment. This strike lasted for 21 days till March 3.

1946

Gandhiji revives ‘Harijan’ and allied group of weekly journals.

1949

Pune University’ established.

1979

Itanagar was declared as capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

1992

Andaman and Nicobar Islands opened for foreign travellers.

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