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On this day in 1986, India won the Test match for the first time at the historic Lord’s Ground in England. Indian captain Kapil Dev gave this historic victory by hitting a six off the last ball. Earlier, out of 10 matches played at Lord’s, India lost 8 and drew 2.
India had played a total of 105 Test matches on foreign soil before this series, out of which 51 matches were lost by the team, 44 were drawn and only 10 matches were won by the Indian team.
The Indian team had fielded a great combination of batting and bowling. Under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, players like Roger Binny, Chetan Sharma, Mohinder Amarnath, Ravi Shastri, Maninder Singh, Sunil Gavaskar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin were in the field.
Kapil Dev won the toss and decided to field first. England put on 66 runs for the first wicket. Maninder Singh got India the first wicket in the form of Tim Robinson. After this the line of wickets was laid. While one wicket of England had fallen for 66 runs, 4 players of England had returned from the field by the time they reached 92 runs. After that, Gooch, who came on the field, scored a century in 255 balls while handling the innings. This was Gooch’s sixth century in his Test career. Gooch was dismissed for 114 and at the end of the first day’s play, England had 245 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
The next day the Indian bowlers bowled accurately. In 33 overs, England’s team could score only 49 runs and the team’s score was 294. Chetan Sharma took 5 and Binny took 3 wickets. India took a 47-run lead over England in the first innings. Dilip Vengsarkar scored a brilliant 126 off 213 balls.
Kapil Dev taking a shot during his innings.
In England’s second innings, Kapil Dev took 3 wickets in the beginning while bowling lethally. England’s score was 3 wickets for 35 runs. Alan Lamb and Mike Gatting shared 73 runs for the fourth wicket. In front of the strict bowling of Indian bowlers, only 3 players of the England team could score more than 20 runs. The entire team could only score 180 runs. Kapil Dev took 4 and Maninder took 3 wickets.
India now needed 134 runs to win. Srikanth, who came out to open for India, got out on 0. After that Gavaskar also went on and India’s score was 31 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
After this, Amarnath and Vengsarkar tried to handle the innings, but this partnership could not translate into a big innings. India lost 4 wickets for 78 runs. India was 24 runs away from victory when Azharuddin was also dismissed. After this, captain Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri were on the field. Kapil scored 23 runs in 10 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. Kapil Dev had hit 3 fours in the over of Phil Edmonds and Kapil Dev hit a strong six off the last ball. India had won the match. This was the first victory of the Indian team as captain, Kapil Dev and at Lord’s ground.
A museum and memorial were built in the memory of the “witches” who were hanged in Salem.
1692: The first ‘witch’ was hanged
In February 1692, in a village named Salem, Massachusetts, USA, strange diseases began to appear in many young girls. These girls believed that someone had cast a spell on them and they were under the control of a witch. He accused the local women of having done this magic. To get these women punished, the girls filed a case in the court. There was a hearing in the court and on March 1, 1692, the charge of sorcery on 3 women was proved. One of these women told the court that she would help the police in catching the rest of the witchcraft. Over the next few months, the police, with the help of this woman, arrested around 150 people from Salem village on charges of witchcraft, including a small 4-year-old child.
The trial against the accused began in June. The first case was tried against a woman named Bridget Bishop. Bridget was accused by most of the people of witchcraft. On this day Bridget was hanged. 18 more people were hanged in the whole case. This event is known as the Salem Witch Trials.
1890: Sunday was made a holiday
Sunday means holiday. Banks, schools, offices all closed and free for the whole day. But have you ever wondered when was the beginning of keeping everything closed on Sundays? The answer to this question is – 131 years ago on this day. On 10 June 1890, the British declared Sunday as a holiday. Earlier, I had to work seven days a week.
Sunday is a religiously important day for Christians. On this day Christians go to church and pray. For this reason British people did not work on Sundays, but Indians had to work. Gradually, the Indian laborers working in the textile mill also started demanding that they should also be given leave from work for one day in a week.
Narayan Meghaji Lokhande got the responsibility of taking this demand of laborers to the Britishers. In 1881 he submitted an application to the British Government. In this application, there were demands like reducing the working hours of the workers and giving Sunday a holiday.
On 3 May 2005, a postage stamp was issued in the name of Narayan Meghaji Lokhande.
For the next 7 years, the talks between Lokhande and the British continued on the demand of laborers. Finally, on this day, the British accepted Lokhande’s demand and with this we also got the facility to rest for one day a week.
The day of June 10 is also remembered because of these important events in history.
2019: Actor, director and writer Girish Karnad passed away after a prolonged illness.
1977: Apple launched the computer named Apple-2. This was the first product made by Apple for the common people.
1971: The US ended the 21-year-old trade embargo on China.
1967: The 6-day war between Israel and the Arab countries came to an end.
1946: After the end of the monarchy, Italy became a republican nation.
1935: Two friends Bill Bilson and Robert Smith together formed a group called Alcoholics Anonymous. Today millions of people from many countries are included in this group formed to get rid of alcohol addiction.
1752: Benjamin Franklin flew a kite tied to an iron wire to find out the relation between lightning and electricity.