Today in History May 10: From 1857 Sepoy Mutiny to Nelson Mandela Becoming the President of Africa, list of 10 most important events happened today

Publish Date: 09 May, 2022
Today in History May 10: From 1857 Sepoy Mutiny to Nelson Mandela Becoming the President of Africa, list of 10 most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 10 is the 140th day of the year and the 41th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 10 as well as the birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened on this Day

  1. Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri Birthday

Born on this day in 1855, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri was an Indian monk and yogi, and the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda. 

  1. Nayantara Sahgal Birthday

Born on this day in 1927, Nayantara Sahgal is an Indian writer who writes in English. She is a member of the Nehru–Gandhi family, the second of the three daughters born to Jawaharlal Nehru's sister, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.

In 1986 she was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for her English novel Rich Like Us (1985).

  1. Kaifi Azmi Death Anniversary

Kaifi Azmi was an Indian Urdu poet. He participated in many memorable Mushaira gatherings of the twentieth century. His wife was theatre and film actress Shaukat Kaifi and his daughter is famous actress Shabana Azmi.

  1. Sepoy Mutiny Started

On this day in 1857, In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut. The Indian Mutiny erupted in Meerut in reaction to the increased pace of Westernization in India and a military crackdown on Indian troops by their British officers.

  1. First Mother’s Day

On this day in 1908, 1st Mother’s Day was observed in Philadelphia.

  1. First Indian Women to Reach Mount Everest

On this day in 1993, Santosh Yadav of India became the first woman climber in the world to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

  1. Lahore Amritsar Bus Service Started

On this day in 2005, India and Pakistan agreed to start the Lahore Amritsar bus service.

  1. Nelson Mandela inaugurated as president of South Africa

Nelson Mandela, whose efforts to end apartheid led to his imprisonment (1962–90) and earned him a share of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, became president of South Africa this day in 1994.

  1.  Louis XVI acceded to the throne of France

On this day in 1774, Louis XVI acceded to the throne of France, and his wife, Marie-Antoinette, became queen consort; later they both were beheaded during the French Revolution.

  1. Temur Khan Became Emperor of Yuan Dynasty

On this day in 1294, Temür Khan was declared Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.

Above are the 10 important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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