The day of October 10 in history is associated with a great achievement of the experts of the country in the field of engineering. The Vidyasagar Setu, built to connect West Bengal’s capital Calcutta (now Kolkata) with the industrial city of Howrah, was opened for traffic on this day in 1992. Considered a unique example of human skill, this bridge was the country’s largest bridge made of cable at that time.
The Olympic Games began on 10 October 1964 in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. These were the first Olympics to be held in Asia. These games ended on 24 October. Actually, Tokyo was chosen for the 1940 Olympic Games, but because of China’s attack on Japan, the Olympics were given to Helinsky. Later the Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944 could not be held due to World War I.
Other major events recorded on the date of 10 October in the history of the country and the world are as follows:-
1845: George Bancroft founded the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to provide better training to the US Navy.
1846: British astronomer William LaSalle discovered Triton, the largest satellite of the planet Neptune.
1911: A group of revolutionaries blew the trumpet of rebellion in Wuchang, China, which is considered the formal beginning of the Chinese Revolution. It was a democratic uprising that overthrew the Ching Empire.
1911: The first All India Hindi Conference was organized in Varanasi under the chairmanship of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.
1954: Birth of Rekha, the evergreen actress of Indian cinema. After starting with South Indian films, Rekha set many milestones with her performance in Hindi cinema.
1970: Fiji gained independence from Britain.
1978: Rohini Khadilkar becomes the first woman to win the National Chess Championship.
1980: Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the northern Algerian city of Al Asnam. More than 20,000 people are feared dead.
1991: India won the team title at the World Carrom Championship.
1992: Vidyasagar Setu on the Hooghly River was opened to connect Calcutta (now Kolkata) with Howrah. The country’s largest bridge made of cable was built in about 13 years.
2011: Famous Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passed away.
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