10 December History: India and World History of Major Events

History is a tapestry woven with significant events that have shaped nations and cultures. December 10, in particular, holds a treasure trove of historical moments that have left an indelible mark on both India and the world. In this exploration, we will journey through the corridors of time, unraveling the threads of major events that have unfolded on this noteworthy date. December 10 has witnessed pivotal moments in Indian history. From political milestones to cultural triumphs, this day has played a crucial role in shaping the narrative of the nation.

December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 21 more days left in the year.

Major Events of December 10

1582: France started using the Gregorian calendar.
1887: The Balkan Military Agreement was signed between Austria, Hungary, Italy and Britain.
1902: Women were granted the right to vote in Tasmania.
1903: Pierre Curie and Marie Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
1936: He was the head of the Indian medical aid team sent to help China in the war between China and Japan.
1947: Signing of trade agreement between the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
1961: Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Albania end.
1963: African country Zanzibar gained independence from Britain.
1994: Yasser Arafat, Witzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1998: Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics in Stockholm.
1999: According to the United Nations Agreement to End International Terrorism, providing money for terrorist activities was declared an economic crime.
2000: Nawaz Sharif and his family were exiled from Pakistan for ten years.
2002: America’s second largest airline company United Airlines declared bankrupt.
2003: Talks between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe fail in Colombo.
2004: Anil Kumble became the first Indian to take the most wickets in Test cricket, leaving behind Kapil Dev in the Dhaka Test.
2005: Current President Nur Sultan Nazar Bayeb was re-elected President in the presidential elections held in Kazakhstan.
2006: Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinachet died in Santiago.
2007: Prime Minister of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf appointed three more judges in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
2013: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growth, sale and use of the drug marijuana.

World History of December 10

1582: France adopts the Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian calendar that had been in use for centuries.

1768: The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica is published.

1898: The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1901: The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.

1906: Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Russo-Japanese War.

1909: Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1930: Indian physicist C.V. Raman receives the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the scattering of light.

1948: The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1996: Nelson Mandela signs the new South African constitution, marking the end of apartheid.


1870: Yadunath Sarkar – Famous historian.
1878: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari: lawyer, writer, politician and philosopher.
1878: Mohammad Ali – India’s famous freedom fighter, journalist and educationist.
1888: Prafulla Chand Chaki – Freedom fighter.
1902: S. Nijalingappa – was the President of the Indian National Congress.
1908: Hansmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia, Indian archaeologist honored with Padma Bhushan
1996: Manas Madrecha, Indian poet and blogger


1679: Yashwant Singh: was an influential feudal lord of Aurangzeb’s court.
1942: Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis’s China.
1963: Panikkar, K. M. – Famous politician, diplomat and scholar from Mysore (Karnataka).
1995: Chaudhary Digambar Singh – Freedom fighter and famous leader.
2001: Ashok Kumar – Indian actor.
2009: Dilip Chitre, Marathi writer, poet and critic.

Important Occasions and Festivals of December

Human Rights Day
Indian Handicraft Week (08-14 December)
Intifada Day (Palestine Movement Day)
Air Safety Day (Week)

Date Wise More Events of December Month

1 December12 December23 December
2 December13 December24 December
3 December14 December25 December
4 December15 December26 December
5 December16 December27 December
6 December17 December28 December
7 December18 December29 December
8 December19 December30 December
9 December20 December31 December
10 December21 December
11 December22 December

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Why is December 10 significant in history?

December 10 holds significance due to a series of major events in both India and world history, shaping the course of nations.

How do people celebrate December 10 globally?

Celebrations vary, including national holidays, cultural events, and observances related to historical milestones.

What can we learn from the historical events on December 10?

The events of December 10 teach us valuable lessons about the impact of decisions on politics, culture, science, and society.