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10-April-1317

Saint Gora Kumbhar, an intense devotee of the deity Vitthal at Pandharpur, took Samadhi in Ter village in Osmanabad Zilla, near Latur.

10-April-1760

Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.

10-April-1875

Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.

10-April-1880

C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.

10-April-1901

Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.

10-April-1919

Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.

10-April-1930

Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.

10-April-1931

Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.

10-April-1935

Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.

10-April-1937

Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.

10-April-1955

India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.

10-April-1982

Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.

10-April-1982

Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from U.S.A.(Cape Canaveral).

10-April-1993

Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.

10-April-1995

Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.

10-April-1996

Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.

10-April-1996

The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.

10-April-1997

Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.

10-April-1997

Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.

10-April-1997

Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.

10-April-1999

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.

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