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Historical Events in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad witneses many important historical events of the country and became the center of famous establishments that surely had changed the country's phenomenon.

1074 - Aashavalli was conquered by Karnadeva who established Karnavati.

1284 - The group of Mandap Durg's Zanzan visited Karnavati.

1297 - Alla Uddin Khalji won Gujarat.

1299 - Alla Uddin Khalji's Army destroyed Doms and Temples of Aashavalli.


1411 - On the banks of Sabarmati River, Sultan Ahmed Shah laid the foundation of Ahmedabad, Manek Bhuraj (now known as Manek Chowk), Ganeshbari, Bhadra Fort, Muhurt Pole and Jumma Masjid.

1413 - Construction of Bhadra fort completed.

1423 - Construction of Jumma Masjid completed.

1441 - Death of Sheikh Ahmed Khatu and construction of the historical Sarkhej Roja begun.

1451 - Houj-E-Kutub or Kankaria Lake constructed.

1453 - Dariakhan Tomb & Dome constructed.

1454 - Construction of Shaking Minarets near Gomtipur.

1486 - Construction of city walls by Mehmud Begda.

1514 - Arrival of Spanish traveler Barbosa and construction of Rani Sipri Masjid.

1535 - Humayun captured Ahmedabad and ruled for nine months. Bahadurshah recaptured.

1614 - Arrival of the first representative of the British East India Company.


1621 - Shah Jahan constructed Shahibag Palace (presently Commissioner's Bungalow) and the Shahi Gardern.

1672 - Arrival of English Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe.

1681 - Riots in the city due to famine.

1715 - Hindu-Muslim riot.

1753 - Ahmedabad came under Maratha rule.

1757 - Division of Ahmedabad between Gaikwad and Peshwa.

1758 - Maratha currency introduced.

1818 - Mr. Dunlop, British Collector of Kaira took over the city and thus came the end of Maratha rule, Union Jack hoisted on Bhadra.


1850 - Construction of Swaminarayan Temple in Dariyapur.

1857 - Ahmedabad Municipality came into existence on 19th January.

1861 - First Textile Mill started by late Mr. Ranchhodlal Chhotalal, the pioneer of Mill Industry.

1863 - Construction of Railway Station.

1864 - Railway between Ahmedabad and Bombay. Construction of Prem Darwaja.

1897 - Opening ceremony of Gujarat College by Lord Sandhurst. Telephone service was started.

1915 - Arrival of Mahatma Gandhi.

1916 - Establishment of Satyagrah(Sabarmati) Ashram.

1921 - Gujarat Vidyapeeth, founded by Mahatma Gandhi, Sessions of the Indian National Congress.

1922 - Arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, sentenced to six years jail for treason.

1927 - Heavy floods. 71 inch Rainfall.

1930 - Gandhiji's historic 'Dandi March' and Salt Satyagraha.

1941 – Communal Riot.

1946 - Second Communal riot. Vasantrav and Rajabali died in riots. Municipality reinstated.


1947 - Bus Transport Service under Municipal control, Independence Day celebrated. Tricolour Flag hoisted on Bhadra fort after 130 years.

1948 - Immersion of Mahatmaji's ashes in Sabarmati, Preparations for Electric Grid Scheme and expansion of Power House, Famine conditions in Ahmedabad District.

1949 - Ahmedabad Station of All India Radio started, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce established.

1957 - Second General Elections and second Corporation election. Corporation area extended, new buildings of All India Radio, Divisional Officer's status raised to Divisional Commissioner with wide powers, Centenary of Himabhai Institute, New Lal Darwaja Garden laid.

1960 - Constitution of separate Gujarat State on 1st May and Ahmedabad becomes capital of new state.

1961 - Opening of Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Design.

1962 - Opening of Nehru Bridge

1966 - Opening of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre.

1973 - Opening of Shubhash Bridge, Heavy floods in the city.

1986 - 92 sq. km of new area merged with Municipal Corporation on Eastern Periphery.

2001 - Earthquake on Republic Day (near Bhuj) creates major damage across the western part of city, leaving over 750 dead and 4000 injured, many of them residents of tall buildings.

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