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1522 - Portuguese colonize San Thome.

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1547 - Luz Church built. Bleeding Cross discovered at St. Thomas Mount.
1611 - British establish factory in Machilipatnam.
1639 - Madras founded. The English get Madras Patnam from Ayyapa Naicker.
1640 - Francis Day and Cogan landed with 25 Europeans. Foundation laid for Fort St.George.
1664 - The first organized hospital in the country starts at Fort st. George.
1668 - Triplicane annexed to the city.
1678 - Madras gets its first bank.
1679 - St.Mary’s Church Completed.
1687 - Corporation of Madras was set up.
1688 - Higinson took over has the first Mayor of the Madras Corporation.
1693 - Egmore, Purasawalkam and Tondiarpet annexed to the City.
1711 - First Printing Press erected in Madras.
1733 - A map of Madras was prepared.
1752 - The Presidency was shifted to Madras once again.
1767 - Hyder Ali’s first invasion.
1768 - Chepauk palace built by Nawab of Arcot.
1769 - Hyder Ali’s Second invasion.
1777 - Veerappillai appointed as 1st Kotthawal- Hence the name Kotthawal Chavadi.
1784 - The First Newspaper – Madras Courier.
1785 - First Post Office.
1795 - Triplicane Big Mosque-Walajah Mosque built.
1831 - First Census taken in the city. Population 39,785.
1832 - Madras Club founded.
1834 - First Survey School inaugurated-Later developed as Engineering College.
1835 - First Medical College - Later became Madras Christian College.
1837 - The General Assembly School (now Madras Christian College) was opened.
1841 - Ice House was built - Ice brought from America through ships was stored here; Later named as Vivekananda House.
1842 - First Light House.
1846 - Pachaiappan School; Later Pachaiappa’s College. Madras Cricket Club was established.
1851 - Museum formed.
1853 - Zoo formed.
1855 - University Board formed.
1856 - First Railway line opend between Royapuram and Arcot.
1857 - Madras University founded
1858 - The Madras Police was formalized as a service.
1861 - An Indian was appointed to the Madras Legislative Assembly for the first time.
1864 - Presidency College built.
1873 - Madras Mail Newspaper founded; Central Station Opened.
1874 - University Senate house built.
1878 - The Hindu Newspaper founded.
1882 - First Telephone exchange starts operation with 25 subcribers.
1883 - The headquarters of Theosophical Society was established.
1885 - Marina Beach Road formed.
1886 - Indian National Congress Met in Madras. Connemera Public Library founded.
1887 - Indian National Congress meets in Madras for the first time.
1889 - High Court Building foundation laid.
1894 - First Car-Mr. A.J. Boag, Director of Parry & Co, drove the car on city Roads.
1895 - First Tram Car.
1899 - First Tamil Newspaper-Swadesamitran.
1900 - Business starts in Moore Market.
1905 - Port Trust formed.
1906 - Indian Bank founded. King Institute, Guindy founded.
1911 - City’s first bioscope (cinema theatre) started in Broadway.
1917 - First Aeroplane; Simpson & Co, arranged for the trial flight.
1930 - First Broadcasting Station founded at Ripon Buildings Complex.
1934 - First Mayor - Raja Sir. Muthiah Chettiyar.
1938 - All India Radio formed and broadcasting from Ripon Buildings ceased.
1942 - Second World War - Evacuation of Madras.
1943 - Japanese Fighter Plane dropped bombs in City and disappeared.
1946 - Sri Ramakrishna Mission established.
1947 - Indian National Flag Hoisted over Fort. St.George.
1952 - Nehru Stadium opend.
1956 - Gandhi Mandapam opend.
1959 - Guindy Children’s Park opend.
1971 - Snake Park opend.
1972 - Madras Metropolitan Development Authority.
1973 - Madras Corporation Superceded.
1974 - Rajaji Mandap. Madras Television Centre.
1975 - Kamaraj Mandapam. Valluvar Kottam.
1976 - New Light House.
1983 - Zoo shifted to Vandalur.
1988 - Brila Planetarium. Decentralisation of Administration. 10 Circles formed.
1998 - The first law university in the country, Dr. Ambedkar Law university.
2004 - Tsunami lashed the shores of Chennai.
2006 Puzhal Central Jail was opened.
2007 Sripuram Golden Temple was Consecrated.
2008 The great Kathipara over bridge was opened in Chennai.
2009 The historical monument Chennai Central Jail was demolished
2010 Tamilnadu New Legislative Assembly complex and Secretariat building was opened at The Govt. Estate, Chennail.
2010 World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore.

 

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