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Modern History: Important Dates and Events

20-NOV-2017 12:52
    Modern History: Important Dates and Events

    As Percy Bysshe Shelley said that the 'History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man’. Here, we are giving  the List of an important Dates and Events of Modern history, in a chronological manner as well as important events that happened in Indian Modern History which is very useful for the aspirants of exams like UPSC-prelims, IAS-prelims, CPF, CDS, NDA and different State PSC exams.

    Date

    Event

    1757

    Battle of Plassey, establishment of British political rule in India at the hands of Lord Clive.

    1761

    Third Battle of Panipat.

    1764

    Battle of Buxar.

    1765

    Clive appointed Company's Governor in India.

    1767-69

    First Anglo-Mysore War.

    1780

    Birth of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

    1780-84

    Second Anglo-Mysore War.

    1784

    Pitt’s India Act.

    1790-92

    Third Anglo-Mysore War.

    1793

    The Permanent Settlement of Bengal.

    1799

    Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. Death of Tipu Sultan.

    1802

    Treaty of Bassein.

    1809

    Treaty of Amritsar.

    1829

    Practice of Sati prohibited.

    1830

    Raja Rammohan Roy visits England.

    1833

    Death of Raja Rammohan Roy at Bristol, England.

    1839

    Death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

    1839-42

    First Anglo-Afghan War.

    1845-46

    First Anglo-Sikh War.

    1852

    Second Anglo-Burmese War.

    1853

    First Railway line opened between Bombay and Thane and a Telegraph line in Calcutta.

    1857

    The Sepoy Mutiny or First War of Independence.

    1861

    Birth of Rabindranath Tagore.

    1869

    Birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

    1885

    Foundation of Indian National Congress.

    1889

    Birth of Jawaharlal Nehru.

    1897

    Birth of Subhash Chandra Bose.

    1903

    Tibet Expedition (Young Husband delegation).

    1905

    Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.

    1906

    Foundation of Muslim League by Salimullah (Nawab of Dhaka) at Dhaka.

    1911

    Delhi Darbar, King and Queen visit India; Delhi becomes the capital of India.

    1914

    World War I begins.

    1916

    Lucknow Pact signed by Muslim League and Congress.

    1918

    World War I ends.

    1919

    Montague-Chelmsford Reforms introduced, Jallianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar.

    1920

    Khilafat Movement launched.

    1927

    Boycott of Simon Commission, broadcasting started in India.

    1928

    Death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

    1929

    Resolution of 'Poorna Swaraj' (complete independence) passed at Lahore Session of INC.

    1930

    Civil disobedience movement launched, Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi (April 6, 1930).

    1931

    Gandhi-Irwin Pact.

    1935

    Government of India Act.

    1937

    Provincial Autonomy, 'Congress forms ministries.

    1939

    World War II begins (September 3).

    1941

    Escape of Subhash Chandra Bose from India, Death of Rabindranath Tagore.

    1942

    Arrival of Cripps Mission in India, Quit India movement launched (August 8).

    1943-44

    S.C. Bose forms Provisional Government of Free India and Indian National Army in Singapore; Bengal famine.

    1945

    Trial of Indian National Army at Red Fort; Shimla Conference; World War II ends.

    1946

    British Cabinet Mission visits India; Interim government formed at the Centre.

    1947

    Division of India; India & Pakistan form separate independent dominions.

    In the above list of Modern History: Important Dates and Events will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

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