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20/06/1756
The Nawab of Bengal imprisons 140 British soldiers and civilians in the Black Hole of Calcutta, a room 18 feet by 14 feet. Only 23 survive the night.
02/10/1869
Mahatma Gandhi is born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
19/11/1917
Indira Gandhi is born in Allahabad.
18/03/1922
Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to prison in India for civil disobedience.
06/01/1929
Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to teach at St. Mary's High School.
12/03/1930
Mahatma Gandhi leads thousands of Indians in a 200 mile march to protest at the British tax on salt.
08/05/1933
Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest againt the actions of the British.
15/08/1947
India gains independence from British rule.
30/01/1948
Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered by a Hindu extremist
26/01/1950
The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.
10/02/1952
India's first general elections pass off peacefully, and return Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to power.
27/05/1964
India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies from coronary thrombosis at the age of 74.
19/01/1966
Newly elected Indira Gandhi pledges to create a climate of peace adding that she would honour the peace agreement with Pakistan.
07/01/1980
Indira Gandhi wins a land slide victory in Indian elections
06/06/1984
Indian troops storm the Sikh Golden Temple at Amritsar to expel armed extremists.
31/10/1984
Indira Gandhi is murdered by two Sikh members of her body guard, Sikh extremists had threatened to kill Mrs Gandhi after she ordered a raid on the Sikh shrine at Amritsar.
01/11/1984
Indira Gandhi's son Rajiv Gandhi is sworn in as India's prime minister.
03/12/1984
A cloud of toxic gas leaks from the Union Carbide factory at Bhopal, India, enveloping an area containing 200,000 people. Many die in their sleep.
13/12/1984
The death toll resulting from the Union Carbide Bhopal leak has risen to 2,100. Tens of thousands of local residents have left the area.
29/12/1984
Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress Party win the Indian general election with a massive majority.
03/02/1986
Pope John Paul II meets Mother Teresa in Calcutta and visits her home for the sick and dying.
21/05/1991
Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is killed by a suicide bomber
12/03/1993
At least 200 people are killed when a series of devastating bombs explode in India's financial capital.
30/09/1993
An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hits the Indian state of Maharashtra killing 20,000 people.
20/08/1995
350 are killed when two trains heading for Delhi collide at Firozobad.
05/09/1997
Mother Teresa dies at the age of 87 following a series of heart problems.
13/09/1997
Funeral services for Mother Teresa are held in Calcutta, India.
29/10/1999
A cyclone devastates the eastern Indian state of Orissa killing 10,000 and making 1.5 million homeless.
26/01/2001
A massive earthquake strikes western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people
13/12/2001
At least 12 are killed and 22 injured when a group of armed gunmen force their way into an area next to the Indian parliament. One suicide bomber blew himself up.
25/08/2003
The Indian city of Bombay is hit by two car bomb explosions, 44 are killed and 150 injured.
26/12/2004
A tsunami caused by an earthquake under the Indian Ocean kills over 10,000 in southern Asia.
11/07/2006
Eight bombs explode on the commuter rail network in Mumbia, India, killing more than 200 people.
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