This Day in History: Important Events of August 10

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

Phoolan Devi Birthday

Phoolan Devi, often known as "Bandit Queen," was a bandit who subsequently transitioned into a female rights activist and Samajwadi Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament.

V. V. Giri Birth Anniversary

Varahagiri Venkata Giri served as the 4th president of India. Giri was honoured by the Government of India with the Bharat Ratna in 1975.

World Lion Day

World Lion Day is celebrated on August 10 of every year to raise awareness about lions and to mobilise support for their protection and conservation.

Louis XVI of France imprisoned

Louis was officially arrested on 13 August 1792 and sent to the Temple, an ancient fortress in Paris that was used as a prison.

France declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I

The Austro-Hungarian Empire's forces invaded Serbia on the same day that Great Britain and France declared war on Austria-Hungary.

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