April 10th History is marked by significant events that have changed the course of history. This date has marked numerous occasions worth remembering. Let’s take a glimpse into the past and explore some of the noteworthy events that have taken place on this day in history.
Study the past and you define the future. This quote by Confucius, speaks so little yet defines so much. Civilizations have evolved across time marking significant events along their path. Each day has its own stories and today, I share 10th April History with my readers.
I am Sailing
A news report piqued my attention. It was on a company named Cruise Saudi, owned by a Jeddah-based business and funded by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). They announced plans to launch a new luxury yacht specifically catering to high-net-worth individuals. The vessel, named “Aman at Sea,” will be a 183-meter super-yacht featuring 47 suites, as well as amenities such as a spa-inspired by Aman resorts, a Japanese garden, and Michelin-starred restaurants. The yacht is set to be launched by 2027, and Cruise Saudi is partnering with the hotel brand Aman for the project.
As I read this news I take you back to the history of 10th April when a similar headline echoed in the newspapers. It read 10 April 1912 – RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England. Yes, it was this day that RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner, set sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage. The ship was the largest and most luxurious of its time and was meant to be a symbol of technological progress and human achievement.
The Titanic was equipped with state-of-the-art safety features, including watertight compartments and an advanced radio system. However, despite these innovations, the ship was ill-fated from the start. Just four days into its voyage, on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and began to sink.
Despite the heroic efforts of the crew and passengers, many of whom acted with courage and selflessness in the face of disaster. Doctors present on board tried their best to help passengers both physically as well as mentally, however, more than 1,500 people lost their lives in the tragedy. The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most infamous disasters in maritime history and has captured the public imagination for over a century.
Talking of Doctors I recall another incident in the History of 10th April, and that is my next story.…
Birth of a Doctor
More than 150 years before the day the Titanic sailed a man was born on the 10th of April 1755. His name was Samuel Hahnemann and as he grew up he found a new way to treat patients. It is the treatment of Homeopathy. And so April 10th is observed as World Homeopathy Day to celebrate his birth anniversary. This day aims to raise awareness about homeopathy and its contribution to the field of medicine.
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that uses highly diluted substances to treat various illnesses. It was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century and has since gained popularity around the world. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances and are considered safe and non-toxic.
Despite the controversies surrounding homeopathy and its effectiveness, many people continue to use it as a form of alternative medicine. World Homeopathy Day provides a platform for people to come together and celebrate this unique form of medicine.
With this, I end today’s story, but before I bid goodbye please join me in wishing a very happy birthday to ….
Varsha Mahendra Adalja (1940):
Varsha Mahendra Adalja is an Indian Gujarati language feminist novelist, playwright, and negotiator who won the 1995 Sahitya Akademi Award for the Gujarati language for her novel Ansar.
Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and television personality, known for his popular cooking shows and numerous cookbooks.
Prafulla Chandra Sen (1897):
Prafulla Chandra Sen (1897) was an Indian freedom fighter and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, serving from 1948 to 1962.
Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil (1901):
Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil, also known as D. R. Gadgil, was an Indian economist, institution builder, and the vice-chairman of the Planning Commission of India.
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