Important Historical Events in Coimbatore

This timeline of Coimbatore History starting from the ancient times till the modern era essays the important events that have shaped the growth the city.

Kosar tribes ruled Kosambathur (now Coimbatore)

9th Century CE

Rashtra Kutas served as a parliament for the Cholas during the time of Kulothunga Chola

10th Century CE

After the decline of the Cholas – Cheras ruled the region for more than 300 years

beginning of
13th century

Coimbatore came under Vijayanagara Empire

15th Century

Populated to a large extent through settlers from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

1550

Madurai Nayaks – took control of the region

     1550

Reign of Madurai Nayaks

17th Century

Introduction of the palyam concept – divided kongu nadu into 24 palayams

After defeating the Madurai Sultans, Tipu Sultan took over the reign of Coimbatore

  18th Century

Reign of Tipu Sultan lasted in Coimbatore

Till 1799

Polygar wars opposing the British rule - between the Polyars warriors and the British Raj

1799

Dheeran Chinnamalai rose against the British raj in the second Polygar wars

1801-1802

British Raj took control of the region

1802

Formation of Kongu Mandalam

1840

Coimbatore was developed into a municipality

1866

Sir Stanes – First Chairman of Coimbatore City Council

1866

First group of students appeared for SSLC examinations

1867

Bifurcation of Nilagiris from Kongu Mandalam

1868

Division of Kongu Mandalam to 10 Taluks

First train was operated between Coimbatore (Podanur) and Madras

1872

First College opened in Coimbatore – Government Arts College

1875 – 76

Forest College and Research Institute was opened

1916

Part of Karur taluk of kongu mandalam was transferred to Trichy

1927

Part of the Bhavani taluk was transferred to Salem district

1929

Initiation of industrialization

1888 till 20th Century

Textile Boom happened in the city

1920 to 1930

First Engineering college was started by G. D. Naidu –of Technology

1945

Administrative College was initiated

1949

PSG College of Technology & Coimbatore Institute of Technology started

1950

South Indian Textile Research Association (SITRA) initiated

1951

Coimbatore Medical College started

1963

Coimbatore District Small Industries Association – CODISSIA

1969

Coimbatore Law College

1978

Constituted as a Corporation

1981

Riot following the assassination of the then Prime Minister ending up targeting Sikh community

1984

Bomb blast – Communal riots between Hindus and Muslims

1998

World Classical Tamil Conference

2010

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