Important Events of India (From 1773 to 1947)

Important Events of India (From 1773 to 1947):
  • 1773 - Rule  and Regulating Act 
  • 1784 - Pitt's Act 
  • 1793  - Permanent settlement in Bengal.
  • 1799  - Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, the death of Tipu Sultan, Ranjit Singh occupied Lahore, made it his capital and Hand and Veerapandiya Kattabomman (Tamil Nadu) was hanged by British
  • 1806 - Vellore Mutiny
  • 1817-19  - Marathas finally crushed.
  • 1828  - Lord William Bentick becomes Governor-General  
  • 1829 - Prohibition of Sati
  • 1835  - Introduction of English as the medium for Education
  • 1853 - First Indian railway from Bombay to Thane.
  • 1857-58 - the First war of Indian Independence.
  • 1858 - British crown takes over the Indian Government and End of East India Company's rule.
  • 1885 - Formation of Indian National Congress.
  • 1905 - Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.
  • 1906 - Formation of All India Muslim League.
  • 1909 - Minto-Morley Reforms.
  • 1911 - Delhi durbar held, a partition of Bengal cancelled, capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.
  • 1914 - World War I started.
  • 1918 - End of World War I.
  • 1919 - Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Montague-Chelmsford        reforms.
  • 1920 - Non-cooperation Movement launched.
  • 1921 - Moplah rebellion in Malabar; visit of Prince of Wales.
  • 1922 - Chauri-Chaura incidence
  • 1923 - Swaraj party formed.
  • 1927 - Simon Commission appointed.
  • 1928 - Visit of Simon Commission to India, death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
  • 1929 - Congress demanded 'Poorna Swaraj' in Lahore session.
  • 1930 - January 26 celebrated as Independence Day throughout India, Dandi Salt Satyagraha, First Round Table conference.
  • 1931 - Gandhi-Irvin Pact, Second Round Table Conference.
  • 1932 - Suppression of Congress Movement, Third Round Table Conference, Communal Award, Poona Pact.
  • 1935 - Government of India Act.
  • 1937 - Inauguration of Provincial Autonomy. Congress ministries formed in 8 out of 11 provinces.
  • 1939 - Resignation of Congress ministries, beginning of World War II.
  • 1942 - Cripps Mission Plan, Quit India Movement, Formation of Indian National Army by S.C. Bose.
  • 1945 - Simla conference held and the failure of Wavell Plan, INA trials at Red Fort, Delhi.
  • 1946 - Cabinet Mission Plan, Formation of Interim Government, Direct Action Resolution by Muslim League.
  • 1947 - Mountbatten Plan of June 3 in which partition of India resolution is proposed, India divided, Pakistan created and Indepence of Both Countries.


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