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.

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9th Century CE- Kosar tribes ruled Kosambathur (now Coimbatore)
10th Century CE-Rashtra Kutas served as a parliament for the Cholas during the time of Kulothunga Chola
13th century- After the decline of the Cholas – Cheras ruled the region for more than 300 yearsbeginning of
15th Century- Coimbatore came under Vijayanagara Empire
1550-Populated to a large extent through settlers from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Madurai Nayaks – took control of the region     
17th Century-Reign of Madurai Nayaks
Introduction of the palyam concept – divided kongu nadu into 24 palayams
Till 1799- After defeating the Madurai Sultans, Tipu Sultan took over the reign of Coimbatore 18th Century
Reign of Tipu Sultan lasted in Coimbatore
1799-Polygar wars opposing the British rule - between the Polyars warriors and the British Raj
1801-1802- Dheeran Chinnamalai rose against the British raj in the second Polygar wars
1802- British Raj took control of the region
1840- Formation of Kongu Mandalam
1866- Coimbatore was developed into a municipality
1866- Sir Stanes – First Chairman of Coimbatore City Council
1867-First group of students appeared for SSLC examinations
1868-Bifurcation of Nilagiris from Kongu Mandalam
Division of Kongu Mandalam to 10 Taluks
1872- First train was operated between Coimbatore (Podanur) and Madras
First College opened in Coimbatore – Government Arts College
1916- Forest College and Research Institute was opened
1927-Part of Karur taluk of kongu mandalam was transferred to Trichy
Part of the Bhavani taluk was transferred to Salem district
1929-Initiation of industrialization1888 till 20th Century
1920 to 1930 Textile Boom happened in the city
1945-First Engineering college was started by G. D. Naidu –of Technology
Administrative College was initiated1949
1950-PSG College of Technology & Coimbatore Institute of Technology started
1951-South Indian Textile Research Association (SITRA) initiated
1963-Coimbatore Medical College started
1969-Coimbatore District Small Industries Association – CODISSIA
1978-Coimbatore Law College
1981-Constituted as a Corporation
1984-Riot following the assassination of the then Prime Minister ending up targeting Sikh community
1998-Bomb blast – Communal riots between Hindus and Muslims
2010-World Classical Tamil Conference
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