Calcutta as it grew

1686: Job Charnok took the lease of three villages Gobindapur, Sutanati and Kalikata and established East India Company. Later they were merged to form Calcutta.

1773: Calcutta became the capital of India after Warren Hastings was appointed as governor-general.

1174: Postal department was formed.

1780: Horse racing was first introduced.

1780: Hicks’s Bengal Gazette, first Bengali newspaper founded by James Augustus Hickey.

1806: Town Hall was built.

1817: Hindu College was established.

1824: Sanskrit College

1835: Calcutta Medical College

1849: Native Female School (Bethune College)

1854: British government took over the Hindu College and renamed it as Presidency College.

1857: Calcutta University

1862: High court ( after Supreme Court was transferred to New Delhi)

1852: Telegraph

1857 (5 July): Gas light was first introduced.

1874 (8 July): filtered water

1861-75: Underground drainage system.

1861: Footpath for pedestrians

1873: Horse drawn tram carriage

1876: Calcutta Municipal Corporation was formed.

1877: Telephone

1889: Bicycle

1896: Motor Cars

1900: Electricity

1902 ( 9 December): Electric Tram

1911: Pumping station at Tala in North Calcutta.

1921: Rick saw

1926: Radio Wave

1957: Television

1975:Calcutta Doordarshan (Television)

1986: Metro Rail


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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