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British East India Company
The East India Company was an early English joint-stock company that was formed initially for pursuing trade with the East Indies, but that ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and China...
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1600
12.31.1600
The British East India Company is chartered.
1639
8.22.1639
Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1773
4.27.1773
The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
10.14.1773
Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company's tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.
1803
9.23.1803
Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
1806
7.10.1806
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
1839
1.19.1839
The British East India Company captures Aden.
1842
1.13.1842
Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
1856
2.7.1856
The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company after a peaceful abdication of Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh.
1857
5.6.1857
The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence.
1865
11.11.1865
Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.