Historical Events in history


 

 

Historical Events in history

 

1311-04-24 – Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India

1329-08-09 – Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop

1459-05-12 – Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur

1497-07-08 – Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India

1498-05-20 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India

1500-03-09 – Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India

1502-02-12 – Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.

1509-02-02 – The Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal and Turkey.

1509-02-03 – The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.

1542-05-06 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.

1556-03-28 – Origin of Fasli Era (India)

1565-01-25 – Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar’s army

1575-03-03 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1597-08-20 – 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East

1600-12-31 – British East India Company chartered

1601-02-13 – John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London

1602-03-20 – United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

1608-08-24 – 1st English convoy lands at Surat India

1609-03-25 – Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co

1612-08-29 – Battle at Surat India: English fleet beats Portuguese

1614-04-05 – American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe

1621-06-03 – Dutch West India Company receives charter for “New Netherlands” (NY)

1622-03-22 – 1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain

1633-10-22 – Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.

1639-08-22 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.

1641-01-14 – United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed

1641-08-26 – West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola

1643-12-25 – Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.

1658-12-09 – Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India

1668-03-26 – England takes control of Bombay India

1668-03-27 – English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

1690-02-08 – French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire

1690-08-24 – Job Charnock founds Calcutta India

1692-02-29 – Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem

1699-04-14 – Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.

1733-05-29 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.

1737-10-07 – 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

1737-10-11 – Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India

1739-02-24 – Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.

1739-03-20 – Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

1751-08-31 – English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India

1752-06-09 – French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly India

1755-04-02 – Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.

1755-07-09 – Brit Gen E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War

1756-05-17 – Britain declares war on France (7 Years’ or French & Indian War)

1756-06-20 – 146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die

1756-06-20 – India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army

1756-09-08 – French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.

1756-12-06 – British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India

1757-01-02 – British troops occupy Calcutta India

1757-11-05 – Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)

1758-05-21 – Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.

1759-04-08 – British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India

1760-01-22 – Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French

1761-01-07 – Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten

1761-01-16 – The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.

1764-11-09 – Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.

1767-09-28 – Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope

1772-02-12 – Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India

1773-10-14 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1783-04-09 – Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore India

1786-02-24 – Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

1795-03-11 – Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols

1796-04-13 – 1st elephant arrives in US from India

1798-09-01 – England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India

1800-07-10 – The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.

1803-02-27 – Great fire in Bombay, India

1803-09-23 – Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army

1806-07-10 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.

1818-06-03 – Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends

1829-12-04 – Britain abolished “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre

1835-02-24 – Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian lang monthly mag

1838-11-03 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

1839-01-10 – Tea from India 1st arrives in UK

1839-01-19 – Aden conquered by British East India Company

1839-11-25 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.

1842-01-06 – 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India

1846-01-28 – Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)

1846-02-10 – British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India

1846-02-16 – Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India

1849-03-29 – Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India

1851-12-22 – The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.

1853-04-16 – The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.

1857-05-10 – Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut

1858-07-28 – William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India

1858-08-02 – Govt of India transferred from East India Company to Crown

1859-02-10 – Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny

1865-11-11 – Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

1866-06-11 – The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) is established in India.

1868-04-13 – Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.

1870-09-08 – Neth & Engl sign “Koelietraktaat” Br-Indian contract work in Suriname

1876-10-31 – A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.

1877-01-01 – England’s Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India

1879-05-14 – The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.

1882-06-06 – Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000

1884-09-26 – Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed

1888-04-20 – 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India

1888-12-18 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.

1889-03-23 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

1891-09-18 – Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief

1892-07-06 – Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.

1897-06-12 – Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll)

1905-04-04 – Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000

1905-10-16 – The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.

1906-12-30 – The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1907-05-01 – Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)

1911-02-18 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.

1911-03-25 – L D Swamikannu publishes “Manual of Indian Chronology” in Bombay

1911-12-12 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1913-11-06 – Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in S Afr

1914-06-30 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa

1916-05-13 – 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day

1916-05-24 – Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname

1917-03-11 – World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.

1918-05-18 – Neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia

1919-04-13 – Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India

1919-04-13 – British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)

1919-08-13 – British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350

1919-09-10 – Indian’s Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

1920-03-23 – Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

1920-10-10 – Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play

1920-10-10 – Indian’s Elmer Smith hits 1st World Series grand slam

1922-03-18 – Brit magistrates in India sentence Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience

1925-12-26 – The Communist Party of India is founded.

1926-08-28 – Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)

1926-12-28 – Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

1928-08-30 – Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

1929-01-06 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India’s poorest and diseased people.

1929-01-26 – Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India’s independence

1929-04-08 – Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

1929-04-24 – 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off

1929-04-26 – 1st non-stop England to India flight lands

1930-03-08 – Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India

1931-02-10 – New Delhi becomes capital of India

1931-03-23 – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

1932-10-08 – The Indian Air Force is established.

1932-10-15 – Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.

1933-01-28 – The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.

1933-05-08 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

1934-01-15 – 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

1934-04-07 – In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

1934-08-02 – William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour

1936-02-08 – Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party

1936-04-01 – Orissa constituted a province of British India

1938-10-02 – Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)

1938-11-16 – K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India

1939-03-03 – In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.

1939-03-10 – 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India

1939-04-13 – In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.

1939-05-03 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

1940-03-23 – All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland

1940-03-23 – The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1940-07-02 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

1941-05-25 – 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

1941-11-24 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar

1942-08-09 – Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a “quit India” campaign by the All-India Congress

1942-10-16 – Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

1943-12-30 – Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.

1944-04-01 – Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India

1944-04-14 – Freighter “Fort Stikene” explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376

1944-08-19 – Last Japanese troops driven out of India

1945-11-13 – Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India

1946-03-15 – British premier Attlee agrees with India’s right to independence

1946-08-08 – India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles

1946-09-02 – Nehru forms govt in India

1946-12-01 – Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

1947-02-20 – Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India

1947-06-03 – British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

1947-07-18 – King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill

1947-08-14 – India granted independence within British Commonwealth

1947-08-15 – India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan

1947-08-17 – The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

1947-10-26 – Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India

1948-01-01 – Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

1948-01-01 – Orissa province accedes to India

1948-01-01 – After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.

1948-01-03 – Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG

1948-01-23 – Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

1948-01-23 – Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide

1948-01-24 – Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1948-04-15 – Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created

1948-06-21 – Lord Mountbatten resigns as gov-gen of India

1948-09-12 – Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah’s death.

1949-01-14 – Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die

1949-02-19 – Mass arrests of communists in India

1949-03-05 – The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

1949-05-12 – 1st foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India)

1949-09-23 – Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

1949-10-15 – Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt

1949-10-15 – Tripura accedes to Indian union

1949-11-26 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

1949-12-30 – India recognizes People’s Republic of China

1950-01-01 – The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.

1950-01-26 – India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion

1950-07-02 – Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit

1950-08-15 – 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

1950-08-15 – Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

1950-10-26 – Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India

1950-11-06 – King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India

1950-12-05 – Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India

1952-01-21 – Nehru’s Congress party wins general election in India

1952-05-13 – Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India

1952-05-13 – The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.

1952-07-19 – Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford

1952-07-19 – India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day

1952-10-16 – Pakistan’s 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi

1952-10-18 – Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash

1952-10-25 – Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan’s 1st Test century 124* v India

1953-04-01 – Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India

1953-10-01 – Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras

1954-11-01 – India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

1955-04-11 – The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1955-04-30 – Imperial Bank of India nationalized

1955-05-02 – India poses discrimination “onaanraakbaren” punishable

1955-06-07 – India premier Nehru visit USSR

1956-09-01 – Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory

1956-09-02 – Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)

1956-11-01 – Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union

1956-11-01 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms

1956-11-01 – Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection

1956-11-01 – Formation of Kerala state in India.

1957-01-26 – India annexes Kashmir

1957-03-22 – Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian

1959-01-01 – Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta

1959-03-17 – Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

1959-03-31 – Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India

1959-07-27 – Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut

1959-08-24 – England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

1959-09-21 – 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US

1959-10-23 – Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

1959-12-20 – Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur

1960-02-12 – Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers

1960-05-01 – India’s Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states

1961-11-05 – India’s premier Nehru arrives in NY

1961-12-17 – India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies

1961-12-18 – India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu

1962-02-25 – India Congress Party wins elections

1962-05-30 – 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)

1962-09-08 – Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)

1962-10-10 – Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack

1962-10-20 – Chinese army lands in India

1962-11-21 – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

1963-05-28 – Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)

1963-12-01 – Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union

1964-01-13 – Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta – now Kolkata – resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

1964-02-09 – Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi

1964-06-02 – Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

1964-10-29 – Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY

1964-12-23 – India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed

1965-01-08 – Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History

1965-04-09 – India & Pakistan engage in border fight

1965-05-11 – 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)

1965-05-25 – India & Pakistan border fights

1965-05-28 – Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

1965-06-02 – 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)

1965-08-06 – Indian troops invade Pakistan

1965-09-01 – India & Pakistan border fights

1965-09-06 – India invades West Pakistan

1965-09-07 – China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.

1965-09-22 – India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect

1966-01-10 – India & Pakistan sign peace accord

1966-01-19 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 3rd prime minister

1966-04-06 – Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

1966-06-24 – Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die

1966-11-01 – Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created

1966-12-13 – Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78

1967-05-06 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India

1967-06-09 – Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six

1967-09-04 – 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200

1967-09-11 – Indian/Chinese border fights

1967-12-11 – 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed

1968-01-31 – Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years

1968-02-16 – Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

1968-12-25 – 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.

1969-12-25 – India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91

1970-04-02 – Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India’s Assam state

1971-01-25 – Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state

1971-03-09 – J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain

1971-08-24 – India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms

1971-11-21 – Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

1971-12-03 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.

1971-12-04 – The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.

1971-12-04 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

1971-12-16 – India’s army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders

1971-12-17 – Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir

1972-01-21 – Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union

1972-01-21 – Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory

1972-01-21 – Tripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.

1972-03-19 – India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty

1972-07-02 – India & Pakistan sign peace accord

1972-07-10 – Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India

1972-12-17 – New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan

1972-12-23 – Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi

1973-02-09 – Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.

1973-02-27 – American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota

1973-02-27 – Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee

1973-07-07 – 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

1973-08-28 – India & Pakistan sign POW accord

1973-11-01 – The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .

1974-05-18 – India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb

1974-07-13 – India’s 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)

1974-11-07 – 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)

1975-01-29 – W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2

1975-04-19 – India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR

1975-05-16 – India annexes Principality of Sikkim

1975-05-19 – Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India

1975-06-26 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

1975-06-26 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1975-07-20 – India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.

1975-12-27 – Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)

1976-02-17 – Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell

1976-04-12 – India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

1976-04-25 – India all out for 97 v West Indies

1977-01-19 – World’s largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival

1977-03-20 – Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India

1977-03-22 – Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India

1977-03-28 – Morarji Desai forms govt in India

1977-12-17 – Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41

1978-01-01 – Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213

1978-01-03 – Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win

1978-02-03 – Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test

1978-02-03 – India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445

1978-10-16 – Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

1978-12-19 – Indira Gandhi ambushed in India

1978-12-26 – India’s former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail

1979-01-02 – Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)

1979-02-07 – Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur

1979-06-01 – Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

1979-06-07 – Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched

1979-07-15 – Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

1979-07-17 – David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

1979-08-20 – India premier Charan Singh resigns

1979-09-04 – India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429

1979-09-20 – The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

1979-10-17 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1980-01-06 – Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party wins elections in India

1980-07-18 – Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit

1981-01-03 – Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG

1981-01-08 – India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia

1981-01-24 – Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide

1981-02-11 – Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win

1981-06-06 – A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

1981-06-19 – India’s APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched

1981-07-16 – India performs nuclear Test

1981-10-14 – Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1982-07-09 – Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval

1982-07-27 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years

1982-12-27 – Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi

1983-01-15 – Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India

1983-02-22 – Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India

1983-04-17 – India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1983-11-16 – Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

1983-11-27 – Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India

1984-02-01 – Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)

1984-04-03 – Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7

1984-04-15 – Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India

1984-06-06 – 1,200 die in Sikh “Golden Temple” uprising India

1984-08-03 – Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

1984-09-28 – 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)

1984-11-03 – 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

1984-11-03 – Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated

1984-12-03 – 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India

1984-12-28 – Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress party wins election in India

1984-12-29 – Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections

1984-12-31 – Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India’s 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira

1985-01-15 – Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200′s v India

1985-04-08 – India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster

1985-05-11 – Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India

1985-06-23 – Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die

1985-08-17 – Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

1985-09-25 – Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India

1985-12-13 – David Boon’s 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide

1985-12-13 – Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)

1986-01-04 – David Boon’s second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide

1986-02-02 – Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

1986-02-11 – Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1986-03-28 – Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India

1986-07-25 – Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India

1986-09-19 – Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras

1986-10-02 – Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi

1986-10-02 – Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

1986-10-19 – Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)

1987-07-06 – 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India

1987-11-25 – India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24

1987-12-11 – Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay

1987-12-20 – 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

1988-01-11 – Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras

1988-07-21 – ESA’s Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)

1988-08-20 – 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed

1988-11-30 – Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed

1989-10-20 – Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin

1989-11-29 – India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns

1989-12-02 – Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India

1990-02-23 – Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat

1990-03-24 – Indian troops leave Sri Lanka

1990-03-27 – Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die

1990-04-17 – Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

1990-07-27 – Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord’s

1990-07-30 – Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

1990-12-10 – Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die

1991-10-16 – Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.

1991-10-20 – 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die

1991-10-25 – Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah

1991-12-26 – Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India

1992-01-02 – Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney

1992-01-20 – Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1992-01-28 – Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide

1992-05-20 – India launches its 1st satellite independently

1992-05-22 – India launches its Agni rocket

1992-06-23 – “Tin Bigha Day” protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

1992-06-26 – India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh

1992-10-18 – Start of Zimbabwe’s 1st Test match, v India at Harare

1992-10-20 – David Houghton gets Zimbabwe’s 1st Test ton (121 v India, debut)

1992-12-06 – 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die

1993-01-23 – Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die

1993-01-29 – Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman

1993-02-23 – India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England

1993-09-30 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

1994-01-25 – Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55

1994-03-15 – Experts from AL certify Indian’s Jacobs Field is properly lit

1994-04-13 – United Arab Emirates’ 1st official ODI, losing to India

1994-05-20 – Miss India (Sushmita Sen) selected Miss Universe

1994-05-21 – Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe

1994-07-24 – Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India

1994-07-29 – India army kills 27 Moslem militants

1994-10-29 – National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)

1994-11-19 – Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World

1995-02-25 – Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)

1995-03-12 – Congress party loses India national election

1996-03-09 – Javed Miandad’s last international in Pak’s WC QF loss to India

1996-03-13 – Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play

1996-08-20 – India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord’s

1996-09-16 – 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto

1997-03-13 – India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.

1997-07-25 – K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India’s 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called “untouchable”— to hold this office.

1998-03-24 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.

1998-04-06 – Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.

1998-05-11 – India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.

1998-05-13 – India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

1998-05-28 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

1999-01-22 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

1999-03-11 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

1999-04-08 – Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.

1999-08-11 – Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)

2000-02-15 – Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.

2000-11-15 – A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people. New Jharkhand state came into existence in India.

2001-01-26 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.

2001-06-18 – Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.

2001-09-21 – University of Roorkee, becomes India’s 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee

2001-12-13 – the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.

2002-05-03 – A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

2003-06-05 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

2003-10-17 – Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.

2003-11-18 – The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal’s CPI(ML).

2004-03-23 – Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.

2004-06-06 – Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

2004-09-17 – Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.

2004-09-21 – The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

2005-01-25 – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

2005-07-26 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.

2006-07-06 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

2006-07-11 – 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

2007-07-25 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president

2008-10-22 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

2008-11-26 – Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.

2010-02-13 – A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

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