This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened on 10th May!
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 10th May”.
1857: Onset of the Indian Mutiny
Indian Mutiny, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny or First War of Independence was a widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India from 1857–59. The rebellion began in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of East India Company‘s army in the garrison town of Meerut on 10th May 1957. The rebellion was contained only with the rebels’ defeat in Gwalior on 20 June 1858.
1962: Marvel Comics released the first issue of The Incredible Hulk
Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the Incredible hulk featured the superhero Hulk and his alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner. The comic-inspired movie was released after many years in 2008. The Hulk is also a part of marvel’s Avengers universe that has a huge fanbase worldwide.
1994: Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa’s 1st black president
On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the president of South Africa’s first multiethnic government. Mandela, at 75, was also the oldest head of state in South Africa’s history. Mandela gained international acclaim for his activism. He is widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, he received more than 250 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime.
2000: India’s population reaches 1 billion
On this day in the year 2000, India’s population officially crossed the 1 billion mark. The birth of a baby girl child- Aastha at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital was symbolically chosen as the billionth birth.