Territory of Delhi in History

Territory of Delhi: New Delhi

Historical Events

  • 1311-04-24 General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India

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1398-12-17 Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror

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1556-11-05 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
  • 1648-05-13 Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
  • 1739-03-20 Iranian ruler Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1888-04-30 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
  • 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
  • 1904-05-25 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • 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
  • 1924-07-11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India

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

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1945-11-03 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • 1952-10-16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1956-11-01 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • 1959-02-11 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1965-03-20 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi
  • 1972-12-23 Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1972-12-25 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • 1976-12-19 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
  • 1979-03-29 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1980-04-16 Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
  • 1981-03-24 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
  • 1982-03-29 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1984-04-03 Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1985-04-06 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
  • 1986-04-01 Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1987-03-26 Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1987-11-25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • 1989-03-27 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1990-03-28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
  • 1992-03-31 Delhi beat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1995-01-01 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • 2005-10-29 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.
  • 2010-10-03 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • 2010-10-14 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • 2016-02-12 Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar is arrested on “anti-nationalism” charges by Indian police at an anniversary event of the death of Afzal Guru, at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • 2016-02-22 10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal
  • 2016-11-06 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites

Famous Birthdays

  • 1817-10-17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1926-06-11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • 1928-09-11 Earl Holliman, Delhi La, actor (Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic)
  • 1938-03-31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 1942-12-10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • 1943-08-11 Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
  • 1967-05-01 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1988-11-05 Virat Kohli, Indian cricket batsman (Captain of India 2013-), born in Delhi, India

Famous Weddings

  • 1810-08-08 Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.

Famous Deaths

  • 1351-03-20 Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
  • 2007-06-30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)