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1851First telegraph line in India is operational between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.

1853First train in India runs from Bombay to Thane.

1857First war of Indian independence also called the Sepoy Mutiny by the British.

1881The first complete census of population conducted on a uniform basis throughout India.

1885Formation of Indian National Congress by A.O. Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, W.C. Bonnerjee and others.

1905Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon. Swadeshi Movement launched.

1909Indian Council Act popularly known as Minto Morley reforms allowing a limited increase in the involvement of Indians in governance passed.

1911Visit of King George V to India, Shifting of capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Jana Gana Mana first sung at Calcutta session of INC. Launch of first air mail in India & World from Bumraulli to Allahabad.

1919Government of India Act, 1919 introducing dyarchy, Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.

1920Khilafat movement, Launch of Non-cooperation movement.

1922Chauri Chaura outrage in UP, Suspension of Non-cooperation movement.

1928Visit of Simon Commission to India, Death of Lala Lajpat Rai

1929Resolution of complete independence at Lahore session of Indian National Congress.

1930Dandi March, Launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement.

1931Gandhi Irwin pact, execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

1935Government of India Act.

1942Quit India movement, Formation of Azad Hind Fauz.

1943Visit of Cripps Commission to India.

1946British Cabinet mission visited India.

1947Independence and partition of India.

1948Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, 1st Pak aggression

1950India became republic

19511st Five year plan and 1st Asian Games in Delhi

19521st General elections

1954Panchasheel signed by India and China

1956Reorganisation of Indian states on linguistic basis

1957Introduction of decimal system in currency

1959First television service started in India in New Delhi.
1961Liberation of Goa from the Portuguese

1962Chinese aggression

1964Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

1965Indo-Pak war

1966Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri

1969Split in Indian National Congress and nationalisation of 14 banks. India's first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.

1971Indo-Pak war

1972Simla agreement signed between India and Pakistan

1974First nuclear test codenamed Smiling Buddha carried out at Pokhran (Rajasthan)(May 18).

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