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 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage – becomes first European to reach India by sea
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.
1509-02-03 – 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: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar’s army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
Mughal Emperor Akbar1575-03-03 – 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 first 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
1621-06-03 – Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (included, The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
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
King Charles II1668-03-27 – 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.
1701-08-02 – Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
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 – British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
1752-06-09 – French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
1755-04-02 – Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1755-07-09 – British General 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 – Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
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.
1782-07-06 – British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
1783-04-09 – Tippu Sahib drives out British 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 – Britain 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, British 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 – Great 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 in Meerut
1858-07-28 – First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
1858-08-02 – Government of India transferred from East India Company to Crown
1859-02-10 – Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1861-12-31 – 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record
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 Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.
1868-04-13 – Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
1870-09-08 – Neth & Engl sign “Koelietraktaat” Br-Indian contract work in Suriname
1876-10-31 – Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), 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.
1894-06-28 – The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa
1897-06-12 – Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)
1903-01-01 – In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion
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.
1907-03-22 – The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
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.
1912-12-23 – In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
Pacifist and Spiritual LeaderMahatma Gandhi1913-11-06 – Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
1914-06-30 – Mahatma Gandhi‘s 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1914-11-06 – The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
1914-11-22 – Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
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 Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1918-05-18 – Dutch 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 open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; 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 baseball’s 1st World Series grand slam
1922-03-18 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1924-07-11 – Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
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
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa1929-01-06 – 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
1930-04-18 – Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
1930-04-22 – British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
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.
1932-03-01 – 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.
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 (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against 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, Eastern 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
1946-06-23 – In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
1946-08-08 – India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
1946-09-02 – Nehru forms government in India
1946-12-01 – Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
1947-02-20 – Earl Mountbatten of Burma 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 Act
1947-08-15 – India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
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 Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
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.
Indian Politician and DiplomatVijaya Lakshmi Pandit1949-05-12 – 1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of 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 government
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, ceasing 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.
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa1950-10-26 – Mother Teresa founds Missionaries 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
Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhou Enlai1955-04-11 – 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 proposal to discrimination against Dalits or “Untouchables” punishable
1955-05-05 – Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce
1955-06-07 – India premier Nehru visit USSR
1956-09-01 – Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
1956-09-02 – Collapse of a rail 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)
1963-07-13 – The government of India announces that it will cut its last remaining link with South Africa by refusing landing and passage facilities to South African aircraft; India was one of the first states in the struggle against apartheid
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
1966-12-28 – 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
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
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison1968-02-16 – Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes 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.
1973-07-07 – 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 – West Indies 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
1975-07-20 – 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 gathering – the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
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 government 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).
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa1979-10-17 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1980-01-06 – Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party wins elections in India
1980-06-23 – South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President’s Council fails; the Council was part of Botha’s plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.
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
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)
1984-10-31 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in 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 succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
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
264th Pope John Paul II1986-02-02 – 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 – 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 explosion 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 scores Zimbabwe’s 1st Test hundred (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 – Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
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.
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa1997-09-13 – Mother Teresa‘s State Funeral held in India
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 – New state of Jharkhand comes 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.
2011-01-14 – Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
2012-02-25 – World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
2012-04-30 – Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people
2012-05-22 – 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India
2012-06-14 – An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
2012-06-16 – 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
2012-06-29 – 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
2012-07-02 – Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
2012-07-22 – Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
2012-07-30 – Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
2012-07-30 – Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity
2012-07-31 – A second power grid failure in two days leaves 670 million people in India without power
2012-08-23 – At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
2012-10-28 – Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix
2012-11-25 – 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
2012-12-16 – A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
2013-02-10 – 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
2013-02-21 – 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
2013-02-27 – 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India
2013-03-04 – 11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India
2013-03-19 – 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
2013-04-04 – 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
2013-04-04 – 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
2013-05-07 – 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
2013-05-08 – 33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India
2013-06-05 – 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India
2013-06-07 – 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
2013-06-14 – Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
2013-07-08 – A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderbad, India
2013-07-16 – 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
2013-07-30 – 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
2013-08-18 – 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India
2013-08-19 – 37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India
2013-09-27 – 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
2013-10-13 – 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
2013-10-30 – 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
2013-11-11 – 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
2013-11-15 – 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
2014-01-02 – 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India
2014-01-04 – 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
2014-02-04 – 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India