Chronology of Events in Guwahati History

The history of Guwahati goes back to thousands of years. Guwahati has found mention in the ancient puranas and epics. According to the Ambari excavations the existence of the city dates back to the 6th century AD. Guwahati served as the capital under the rule of the Varman and Pala dynasties. Guwahati remained the capital of Assam till 10-11th century AD under the Pala dynasty. Listed below are the chronology of important events taking place in the history of Guwahati:





Pushya Varman establishes Varman dynasty in Kamrupa

350 CE

Salasthamba establishes Mlechchha dynasty in Kamrupa

655

Sukapha enters Assam

1228 AD

Ahoms win Battle of Saraighat

1671 AD

Cotton College established

May 27, 1901

Assam Tribune founded

4 August 1939

Guwahati University established

26 January 1948

Guwahati High Court established

1 March 1948

Saraighat bridge opened to traffic

1962

Assam Agitations begin

1979

Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati commissioned

1982

Assam Accord Signed

1985

Srimanta Shankardev Kalakhetra foundation laid

1988

Guwahati Planetarium established

1994

IIT Guwahati established

1994

33rd National Games in Guwahati

2007

Sangeet Natak Academy, Guwahati, started operating

2008

Huge procession follows Bhupen Hazarika's death

2011

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