- 10-September-1759 : Battle of Lagos: The British fleet of Edward Boscawen defeats a French force under Commodore Jean-Francois de La Clue-Sabran off the Portuguese coast.
Battle of Pondicherry: An inconclusive naval battle is fought off the coast of India between the French Admiral d'Ache and the British under George Pocock. The French forces are badly damaged and returned home, never to return.
- 23-September-1803 : Battle of Assaye (India): BritishBritishled troops defeat Maratha forces.
- 04-December-1829 : India: In the face of fierce opposition, British Lord William Bentinck carries a regulation declaring that all who abet suttee in India are guilty of culpable homicide.
- 25-November-1839 : A disastrous cyclone slams India with terrible winds and a giant 4040foot storm surge, wiping out the port city of Coringa; 300,000 people die.
- 28-July-1858 : In Bengal/India, British officer William James Herschel uses the hand impression of Rajyadhar Konai as a contract fingerprint signature.
- 05-October-1864 : A cyclone kills 70,000 in Calcutta, India.
- 02-June-1869 : Sherwood College is founded in Nainital, India.
- 31-October-1876 : A catastrophic cyclone strikes the east coast of India, killing 200,000.
- 28-December-1885 : 72 Indian lawyers, academics and journalists gather in Bombay to form the Congress Party.
- 07-June-1893 : Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience in India.