Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1857

Historical Events

British troops massacred the Indian troops stationed in Varanasi and the population of the city during the early stages of the First War of Independence.

January 24 - University of Calcutta was founded through the Calcutta University Act.

May 10 - First War of Independence began with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut.

May 10 - The 3rd Light Cavalry of the British East India Company's army rebelled against its British officers, thus beginning the The First War Of Indian Independence.

May 10 - The First War Of Indian Independence was started with widespread uprising in northern and central India against the rule of the British East India Company.

May 11 - Indian combatants capture Delhi from the East India Company.

July 1 - Siege of Lucknow began. The Siege of Lucknow was the prolonged defence of the Residency within the city of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

July 15 - The second massacre at Kanpur took place during the The First War Of Indian Independence.

September 20 - British forces recaptured Delhi resulting in the surrender of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.

November 27 - Siege of Lucknow ended. The Siege of Lucknow was the prolonged defence of the Residency within the city of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

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March 13 - William Pitt Amherst died. He was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828.

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