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 beats 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

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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

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 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
  • 1819-01-14 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1918-08-24 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 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 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India
  • 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)