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On This Day 10 February 2024 Saturday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Magha Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Pratipada

Panchang / पंचांग

Virram Samvat / विरम संवत: 2080Shaka Samvat / शक संवत: 1945Amanta Month / अमान्त मास: MaghaPurnimanta / पूर्णिमांत: MaghaTithi / तिथि: Sukla Paksha Pratipada

Today/ आज

Festivals Today: Shishir Rtu, Maagh Gupt Navaraatri
Festials Tomorrow: Chandr Darshan
Day Today: International Day of the Arabian Leopard (A/RES/77/295)
World Pulses Day (A/RES/73/251)
Day Tomorrow: International Day of Women and Girls in Science (A/RES/70/212)

Yoga / योग:

Variyan – Feb 09 07:06 PM – Feb 10 02:53 PM
Parigha – Feb 10 02:53 PM – Feb 11 10:38 AM

Karana / करण:

Kimstughna: 04:29 AM – Feb 10 02:38 PM
Bava: 02:38 PM – Feb 11 12:47 AM
Balava: 12:47 AM – Feb 11 10:57 AM

Sunrise / सूर्योदय: 7:07Sunset / सूर्यास्त: 18:02

Moonrise / चंद्रोदय: 7:29Moonset / चंद्रास्त: 18:38

Auspicious Time / शुभ समय

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 9:51 AM – 11:13 AM
Yamaganda – 1:57 PM – 3:18 PM
Gulika – 7:07 AM – 8:29 AM
Dur Muhurat – 08:35 AM – 09:18 AM
Varjyam – 02:53 AM – 04:17 AM

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Major Historical Events On This Day

1846: The Battle of Sobraon started between the East India Company and the Sikhs.

The Battle of Sobraon in 1846 was a decisive confrontation between the East India Company and the Sikh Empire, marking the culmination of the First Anglo-Sikh War. It took place near the Sutlej River in the Punjab region. The battle resulted in a significant victory for the British, leading to the Treaty of Lahore, which imposed severe terms on the Sikhs, including territorial concessions and military limitations. This battle effectively ended the war, showcasing the military might of the British and altering the power dynamics in the region.

The 2018 Sunjuwan attack involved militants targeting an Indian military camp in Jammu, causing multiple casualties.

The Sunjuwan attack occurred on February 10, 2018, when armed militants targeted the Sunjuwan Military Station in Jammu, India. This terror attack led to the deaths of several Indian Army personnel and their family members, with others injured. The attackers, who were later linked to a Pakistan-based militant group, infiltrated the military camp, leading to a significant security operation to neutralize the threat. The incident drew widespread condemnation and highlighted ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, particularly concerning the disputed region of Kashmir.

Vasco da Gama’s Second Voyage to India: Navigating New Waters

In 1502, Vasco da Gama embarked on his second voyage to India from Lisbon, Portugal, reinforcing the maritime path he had pioneered during his first journey in 1497-1499. This expedition was aimed at consolidating Portuguese interests in the Indian Ocean, establishing a stronger presence, and securing a monopoly over the spice trade, which was crucial for Europe. Da Gama’s navigational skills and his diplomatic and military actions during this voyage played a pivotal role in the expansion of the Portuguese Empire and the establishment of a long-lasting European colonial presence in India.

Historical Events In Brief On This Day

New Delhi: The New Capital of India (1931)

In 1931, New Delhi was officially inaugurated as the capital of India, transitioning from Calcutta (now Kolkata). This significant move was part of the British Raj’s efforts to establish a more centrally located administrative center. The choice of New Delhi marked a new chapter in India’s history, reflecting both the colonial influence and the country’s rich heritage through its architecture and urban planning.

On February 10, 2013, a tragic stampede occurred in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival, resulting in the deaths of 36 people and injuries to 39 others. The Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, drew millions of pilgrims. The stampede highlighted the challenges of managing such large crowds and underscored the need for improved safety measures at major events.

Anniversaries On This Day

1950: Mark Spitz: Mark Spitz, known for his swimming career, was born in Modesto, California, USA, on February 10, 1950.

1963: Lenny Dykstra: Lenny Dykstra, celebrated for his career in baseball, was born in Santa Ana, California, USA, on February 10, 1963.

1982: Justin Gatlin: Justin Gatlin, known for his achievements in athletics, was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on February 10, 1982.

1986: Radamel Falcao: Radamel Falcao, a celebrated football player, was born in Santa Marta, Colombia, on February 10, 1986.

1992: Vikas Krishan Yadav: Vikas Krishan Yadav, known for his boxing career, was born in Hisar, Haryana, on February 10, 1992.

1995: Naby Keita: Naby Keita, a celebrated football player, was born in Conakry, Guinea, on February 10, 1995.

1995: Lexi Thompson: Lexi Thompson, known for her golfing career, was born in Coral Springs, Florida, USA, on February 10, 1995.

2003: Curt Hennig: Curt Hennig, a professional wrestler, is remembered with his birthdate noted as March 28, 1958; the year 2003 likely marks his death anniversary.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice On This day

On This Day: The Sacrifices of Freedom Fighters

The Gallant Warriors of February 10th

Babu Singh’s Final Stand (1945)
On this day, Babu Singh, having transitioned from the British-Indian Army to the INA, displayed unmatched valor in Burma, sacrificing his life for India’s freedom.

Pathak Sohan Lal: A Teacher Turned Revolutionary (1916)
Pathak Sohan Lal, once a teacher, joined the Ghadar Party, aiming to inspire a revolt among Indian soldiers. His efforts culminated in his martyrdom on this day in Mandalay Jail.

Raja Bakhat Bali and Raja Bakhtuwar Singh: The Royals in Rebellion (1858)
The rulers of Amjhera, Raja Bakhat Bali, and Raja Bakhtuwar Singh, fiercely opposed British rule during the 1857 Uprising. Their resistance, although short-lived, ended on this day with their execution.

Abdul Karim Golam Jilani: The Non-Cooperation Martyr (1932)
Jilani’s involvement in key movements against British rule led to his imprisonment and death on this day in Dacca Jail, marking him as a martyr for the cause.

Upendra Nath Datta’s Enduring Spirit (1932)
Arrested for his revolutionary activities, Datta’s journey from activism to internment ended tragically, but his spirit remains a beacon of resistance.

Bhagat Singh: The Young Revolutionary (1922)
Imprisoned on this day, Bhagat Singh’s early resistance against the British showcases the fervor of India’s youth in the freedom struggle.

Thakur Singh and Babu Santa Singh: The Civil Disobedience Heroes (1932, 1926)
Their participation in the movement against British laws led to their arrest and, for Santa Singh, execution, underscoring their dedication to India’s liberation.

Feature Image: The image portrays a vivid and colorful scene, rich with cultural and historical elements. The centerpiece is an Arabian leopard, symbolizing the International Day of the Arabian Leopard. Its spots and regal posture are rendered with great detail against a backdrop of yellow fields, representing the Basant Panchami festival. Various figures, likely representing freedom fighters and historical personalities, are shown with solemnity and respect. Symbols of World Pulses Day are depicted with bowls of pulses at the forefront. A traditional Indian architecture, a tank, and a biplane add layers of history to the composition. The overall atmosphere is celebratory yet reflective, with an emphasis on cultural heritage and remembrance. (https://hinduinfopedia.in/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/DALL·E-2024-02-25-21.08.08_February_10_2024_World_Pulses_Day.webp)

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