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DECEMBER 2008
DATEDESCRIPTION of EVENT
1825English replaces Persian as the chief language in India
1828BENTINCK, Lord Wm. Cavendish
1st Governor General of India
1835METCALFE, Lord Charles
Governor General of India
1836AUCKLAND, Lord
Governor General of India
1842ELLENBOROUGH, Lord Edward, Law
Governor General of India
1844BIRD, Wm. Wilberforce
Governor General of India
1844HARDINGE, Viscount Henry
Governor General of India
1848DALHOUSIE, Lord
Governor General of India
1851, October 29thThe British-Indian Association was formed. The objective was to "promote the improvement and efficiency of the British-Indian Government by every legitimate means within its power.
1854, August 15Joshua Greenbow drove the first train of the Eastern Railway from HOWRAH to HOOGLY, a stretch of 25 Kms. The train had a capacity to carry 300 passengers.
1855CANNING, Viscount
First Viceroy of India
1857Cawnpore Massacre. One of the most notorious events of the Indian Mutiny during the Spring of 1857
1861BRUCE, James Eighth Earl of Elgin
Viceroy of India
1863LAWRENCE, Sir John
Viceroy of India
1868BURKE, Richard, Southwell, Earl of Mayo (assassinated)
Viceroy of India
1872NORTHBROOK, Lord Edward,C.
Viceroy of India
1876LYTTON, Lord Edward, Robert, Bulwer
Viceroy of India
1880RIPON, Marquis George Robinson
Viceroy of India
1884DUFFERIN, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Earl of Dufferin
Viceroy of India
1884Lt. Col. Sir Neville Chamberlain drew up the rules of Snooker at the Ootacamund Club
1885First Annual Conference of the Eurasian & Anglo-Indian Association of India was held in Jabalpur
1888LANSDOWNE, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne
1893ELGIN, Victor Alexander, Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin
Viceroy of India
1898CURZON, George Nathaniel, 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston
Viceroy of India
1905MINTO, Gilbert John Elliott-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto
Viceroy of India
1910HARDINGE, Charles, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
Viceroy of India
1916CHELMSFORD, Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 3rd Baron Chelmsford of Chelmsford
Viceroy of India
1921READING, Rufus Isaacs, 1st Baron Reading of Erleigh
1926IRWIN, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Baron Irwin
Viceroy of India
1929GOSCHEN, George Joachim Goschen, 2nd Viscount Goschen of Hawkshurst
Viceroy of India
1931WILLINGDON, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon of Ratton
Viceroy of India
1936LINLITHGOW, Victor Alexander John Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow
Viceroy of India
1943WAVELL, Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
Viceroy of India
1947MOUNTBATTEN, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma
Last Viceroy of India
1971In this short fierce way - India-Pakistan, Anglo-Indian Airmen won more than their share of glory. Please look in the "Famous Anglos" category for details.
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