Milestones of Kolkata

There is a series of various milestones in the history of Kolkata city which makes the city what it is today. Listed below are some important years in the history of Kolkata:

Job Charnok settles in Calcutta

1690

Sutanuti, Kolikata & Gobindapur bought

1698

City Corporation established

1727

Siraj-ud-daulla captured Calcutta

1756

First currency bill printed

1757

Clive took Bengal, Bihar & Orissa

1765

Calcutta became the capital of India

1772

"The Calcutta Gazzette" published

1784

Asiatic Society established

1784

Raj Bhawan built

1804

The Town Hall built

1813

Hindu College established

1817

Sahid Minar was built

1828

University of Calcutta established

1857

First Tram car in Calcutta

1873

"The Statesman", started

1875

Indian Museum built

1875

SN Banerjee called National convention

1883

First motor car

1896

Capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi

1911

Mohun Bagan won IFA shield final

1911

RN Tagore received Nobel Prize

1913

Victoria Memorial building inaugrated

1921

Chittaranjan Das became first Indian mayor

1924

Mother Teressa came to Calcutta

1929

Famine hit undivided Bengal

1943

Calcutta became the state capital

1947

Naxalite Movement

1970-71

First TV transmission started

1975

CPI (M) came into power

1977

First underground railway started

1984

Satyajit Roy received Oscar & "Bharat Ratna"

1992

Calcutta renamed as 'Kolkata'

2001

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