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Events 1 - 100 of 568

  • 1311-04-24 General 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

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1497-07-08 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1497-11-22 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1498-05-20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India - first European to reach India by sea
  • 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.
  • 1502-10-30 Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time.
  • 1509-02-03 The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1509-08-08 The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern 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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1597-08-20 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East
  • 1600-12-31 British East India Company chartered
  • 1601-02-13 First East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • 1602-03-20 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
  • 1603-12-18 First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies
  • 1608-08-24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India

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

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 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 (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
  • 1622-03-22 First American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • 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 Malacca, 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

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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 First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
  • 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 Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • 1756-05-17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • 1756-06-20 Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
  • 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 First 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 outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • 1835-02-24 Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian language monthly magazine
  • 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 reaching 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 Netherlands & Britain 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.

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1877-01-01 England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 527

  • 1483-02-14 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
  • 1506-04-07 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • 1542-10-14 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)

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1542-10-15 Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1569-08-31 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
  • 1592-01-05 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
  • 1592-01-14 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1618-11-03 Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], Emperor of India (1658-1707)
  • 1643-10-14 Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
  • 1682-07-10 Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
  • 1685-01-07 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
  • 1725-09-25 Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
  • 1732-12-06 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • 1750-11-20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
  • 1767-05-04 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • 1787-06-28 Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
  • 1796-12-27 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1798-08-15 Sangolli Rayanna, prominent Indian warrior, born in Karnataka, India

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1803-04-29 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1868)

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1809-01-23 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter

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1809-12-24 Christopher "Kit" Carson, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman, born in Madison County, Kentucky

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1817-05-15 Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  • 1817-10-17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1823-06-30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1824-02-12 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • 1825-05-08 George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
  • 1825-09-04 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
  • 1827-07-19 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • 1831-11-08 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1833-11-02 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
  • 1835-11-19 Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
  • 1836-02-18 Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
  • 1839-03-03 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1845-11-04 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)
  • 1848-04-16 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • 1848-04-29 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • 1849-09-21 Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
  • 1850-09-09 Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
  • 1853-12-06 Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
  • 1856-04-01 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
  • 1856-04-11 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India
  • 1856-07-23 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
  • 1858-10-21 Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer
  • 1858-11-07 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
  • 1858-11-30 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-10 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • 1860-09-15 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)

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1861-05-06 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), born in Calcutta (d. 1941)

  • 1861-05-06 Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
  • 1861-12-25 Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
  • 1863-01-12 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, born in Kolkata, India (d. 1902)
  • 1865-01-28 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • 1865-01-31 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
  • 1866-05-09 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
  • 1867-12-16 Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)

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1869-10-02 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1872-04-14 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
  • 1873-11-22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)
  • 1875-10-31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
  • 1876-09-15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1877-11-24 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878-02-21 The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
  • 1878-11-27 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d. 1948).
  • 1878-12-10 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1879-02-13 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
  • 1879-09-17 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
  • 1880-07-31 Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
  • 1880-10-08 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • 1882-07-05 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • 1882-12-11 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1883-05-28 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
  • 1884-12-03 Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1885-02-14 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1886-05-25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • 1886-11-02 Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
  • 1887-02-26 Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
  • 1887-06-07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1887-12-22 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
  • 1888-09-05 Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, president (India)/philosopher
  • 1888-11-07 Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
  • 1888-11-11 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
  • 1889-11-14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
  • 1891-04-14 B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d. 1956)
  • 1893-01-05 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • 1894-01-01 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • 1894-02-25 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • 1894-04-10 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • 1894-05-20 Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)

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1894-06-23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1894-08-10 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • 1895-05-12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
  • 1895-05-22 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • 1895-06-03 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • 1895-09-01 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1896-02-29 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
  • 1896-09-01 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-12 Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
  • 1897-01-23 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

American Indian Princess Pocahontas
American Indian Princess
Pocahontas

HeartWedding of Interest

1896-11-02 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-03-26 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1997-08-28 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
  • 2005-11-20 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 2005-12-14 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
  • 2006-03-16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-03-03 Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

  • 2007-04-20 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-10-23 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2011-12-22 "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
  • 2012-01-19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-07-16 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 241

  • 1351-03-20 Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
  • 1510-03-01 Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59
  • 1530-12-26 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent, dies at 47
  • 1539-03-05 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • 1605-10-15 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63

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1605-10-27 Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Indian Mughal Emperor (born 1542)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1627-10-28 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies
  • 1629-04-19 Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
  • 1631-06-07 Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
  • 1666-02-01 Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
  • 1680-04-03 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
  • 1680-04-17 Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)
  • 1699-06-22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1707-02-20 Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
  • 1707-03-03 Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
  • 1713-02-11 Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
  • 1754-10-04 Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
  • 1755-07-09 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1760-04-10 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1773-11-22 Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
  • 1781-05-18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
  • 1799-05-04 Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)
  • 1815-09-24 John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 1818-08-22 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • 1843-12-18 Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)
  • 1856-09-24 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • 1857-04-08 Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
  • 1858-06-17 Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
  • 1860-10-12 Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73

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1868-05-23 Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1869-02-15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • 1871-03-18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • 1871-06-08 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
  • 1881-07-17 Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
  • 1883-02-17 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
  • 1890-12-10 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
  • 1893-11-07 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • 1898-03-27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • 1902-07-04 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • 1905-01-19 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1906-10-05 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • 1908-08-11 Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
  • 1914-02-22 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • 1915-02-19 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
  • 1918-07-22 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1918-10-15 Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
  • 1919-05-27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
  • 1920-04-26 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
  • 1920-08-01 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
  • 1925-06-16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
  • 1927-02-05 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
  • 1927-06-13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1928-11-17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

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1931-03-23 Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Indian freedom fighters

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1936-09-19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • 1937-11-23 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1938-04-21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
  • 1940-01-01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
  • 1941-03-28 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)

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1941-08-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

MurderAssassination

1948-01-30 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1950-04-14 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1950-08-08 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
  • 1950-12-05 Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
  • 1950-12-15 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
  • 1951-12-05 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • 1952-01-05 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 1952-03-07 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1953-12-10 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • 1955-09-16 Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
  • 1956-12-06 Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)
  • 1958-06-27 Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
  • 1959-12-23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • 1962-04-12 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
  • 1963-02-28 Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
  • 1964-05-27 Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
  • 1966-01-11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • 1966-01-24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1966-02-26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • 1967-10-12 Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
  • 1969-01-31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • 1969-05-03 Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
  • 1969-06-24 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)

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1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1970-11-21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1971-12-31 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
  • 1972-03-31 Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 1972-07-28 Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  • 1972-09-27 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • 1973-09-11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • 1974-02-04 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1975-04-17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
  • 1975-10-02 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1975-10-31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
  • 1976-08-27 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • 1977-03-22 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1979-12-03 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1980-06-23 Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies