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Chronology of Events and Dates
Dates            1591 Charminar is built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah and a new city founded on the south bank of River Musi       
1687 Golconda's capture by Aurangazeb ends Qutub Shahi rule. Mughal rule begins in the Deccan.
1713 Nizam-ul-Mulk is appointed Subedar of six subas (provinces) of the Deccan and Faujdar of Karnataka.
11 Oct 1724 Nizam-ul-Mulk defeats Mubarez Khan in the battle of Shakar Kheda in Berar and establishes his supremacy in the Deccan
25 June 1725 Emperor Muhammed Shah confers the title of Asaf Jah on Nizam-ul-Mulk.
1732 Nawab Mir Ahmed Ali Khan, Nasir Jung is married to the daughter of Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Jung.
1734 Nizam Ali Khan is born
1738 Nadir Shah invades India and Nizam-ul-Mulk plays a key role in restoring peace
22 May 1748 Nizam-ul-Mulk dies at the age of 77 and is buried at Khuldabad, near Aurangabad.
25 Dec 1750 Nasar Jung is shot dead by Himayat Khan, the Pathan Nawab of Kurnool
1750 Chowmahalla Palace is built by Salabat Jung
3rd Feb 1751 Muzaffer Jung is killed in a fight with his Pathan dependents and Bussy proclaims the third son of Nizam-ul-Mulk Salabat Jung as the Subedar of the Deccan.
3rd Feb 1751 Salabat Jung is installed as Subedar of Deccan
Dec 1753 The French are assigned the four districts of Mustafanagar, Rajahmundry, Elur and Chicacole (Srikakulam)
1756 The French are driven out of the northern Circars by the British force  after the out break of war between England and France.
1759 Salabat Jung concludes a treaty with the British for the grant of Masulipatnam and other districts. French influence comes to an end.
8 July 1762 Nizam Ali Khan assumes the Subedari of the Deccan
7 Sep 1763 Salabat Jung dies
1763 The capital of Deccan is shifted from Aurangabad to Hyderabad during the reign of Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II.
April 1779 The first representative of the British, John Holland is sent to Hyderabad to act as an envoy and later as a president.
25 Mar 1798 The French General Micheal Joachin Raymond dies and is buried at Saroornagar
1798 The Nizam was compelled by the treaty of 1798 to join the British against Tipu Sultan during the fourth Mysore War. The treaty establishes British influence in Hyderabad.
6 Aug 1803 Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah II dies.
11 Aug 1803 Sikander Jah Asaf Jah III succeeds as the Subedar of the Deccan
9 May 1804 Arastu Jah dies after serving Hyderabad for almost 3 decades as Minister.
25 July 1804 The construction of Mir-Alam Tank begins. It is completed on 8th June 1806. It is built under the supervision of H Russels of Royal Engineers, Madras regiment.
1806 Secunderabad is named after Sikender Jah Asaf Jah III with Col. Lang established the headquarters of British Subsidiary force after the Treaty of 1798. It was one of the largest British Cantonments in India.
1808 Construction of the Residency is completed.
1812 Raja Chandulal along Hungry Russell establishes a contingent known as the Russell Brigade later known Hyderabad Contingent.
21 May 1829 Sikender Jah dies.
23 May 1829 Naseer-Ud-Daula succeeds as Subedar of the Deccan.
1846 Hyderabad Medical School established with Dr. William MacLean as its first Principal.
1853 Berar Treaty is signed by the Nizam giving the management of the Berar district to the British with an annual revenue of Rs. 50 Lakh.
March 1854 Foundation of Dar-ul-Uloom by Sir Salar Jung-I, with facilities for teaching in Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Telugu, Marathi and English.
16 May 1856 Department of Mint and Stamps is established with Major Henry Rocky as the Mint Master.
1857 Naseer-ud-daula Asaf Jah III dies.
18 May 1857 Afzal-ud-Daula succeeds his father as Subedar of the Deccan.
1858 A new coinage called "Hali Sicca" is introduced with the inscription "Sicca-e-Nizamul-Mulk Asaf Jah Bahadur". Consequently the coin in the name of Mughal Emperor seized to be used in Hyderabad.
1858 Army Department was established and Henry Rocks is made first commander -in-chief of the Nizam's army from 1864 to 1874.
31 Aug 1861 The " Order of star of India" is conferred on Afzal-Ud-Daula, Nizam V.
1867 Government central printing press is established.
6 Jan 1867 Forest Department is established with Byramji Manoji as its first Inspector General.
1868 Basheer Bagh Palace is constructed by Sir Asman Jah.
6 Mar 1869 Mir Mahboob Ali Khan is proclaimed the Nizam, Asaf Jah VI, when he was hardly 2 years 7 months old.
26 Feb 1869 First adhesive postage stamp is issued in Hyderabad.
1869 Nizam's State Railway is established.
12 Dec 1872 To inform public about time, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad organizes cannon fire at 4.30 AM, 12 Noon and 8 PM.
8 Oct 1874 Nizam State Railway is completed and opened to traffic.
1874 Department of Government Gardens is established with G. Cornish as its first head.
!8 Nov 1876 "SATI"  or burning of Hindu widows is prohibited in the state and in this connection posters are printed.
1876 Foundation of Chaderghat High School.
1877-78 Foundation of the Madrasa-E-Aliya at Rambold's Koti at Chaderghat by Salar Jung I.
1879 Horse Racing starts at Malakpet.
1880 Postal Department is established with Shah Sawar Jung as its chief.
8th Feb 1883 Mir Turab Ali Khan Salar Jung I dies.
1884 Foundation of Falaknuma Palace is laid on 3rd March 1884 by Sir Viqar-Ul-Umara. Construction completed in 1893.
1884 Official language of the state is changed from Persian to Urdu.
1884 Directorate General of Police and Jail Department is established.
4 June 1889 Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III is born in Poona.
4 Dec 1889 Clocks are fixed on four sides of the Charminar.
1890 Palmoor is named after Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI as Mahboobnagar.
1890 Asafia Library is established.
1892 Lord And Lady Lansdowne visits Hyderabad.
Jan 1893 Arch Duke France Ferdinand of Austria visits Hyderabad.
1892 Diarat-Ul-Maarif is founded.
1893 The Nizam announces constitutional reforms through an order called Qaniunche-i-mubarak.
4 Nov 1895 Syed Hussain Bilgrami (Imad-ul-Mulk) appointed as tutor to Mir Osman Ali Khan (Nizam VII).
15 Nov 1895 Lord and Lady Elgin visit Hyderabad.
20 Aug 1897 Sir Ronald Ross discovers the parasite of Malaria in a dissected Anopheles mosquito at Begumpet.
1899 Nizam VI along with Mir Osman Ali Khan visits Calcutta.
1902 Lord and Lady Curzon visit Hyderabad.
25 Aug 1905 Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI lays the foundation of Town Hall in Public Gardens on his 40th birthday (now Legislative Assembly Building). It is finished in 1913.
14 Feb 1905 The Victoria Memorial Orphanage is established.
16 Apr 1906 The wedding of Nizam VII is celebrated at Eden Garden
1907 The Mahboobia Girls ' is founded
22nd feb 1907 Mir Himayat Ali Khan (Azam Jah) is born.
2 Jan 1908 Mir Shujat Ali Khan (Moazzam Jah) is born
28 Sep 1908 Hyderabad witnesses disastrous floods in the river Musi.
1908 The Nizamia Observatory is established.
1910 Hyderabad electricity department is established and R.L.Gamlen is appointed its first chief.
29 Aug 1911 Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI dies.
29 Aug 1911 Mir Osman Ali Khan is proclaimed as Nizam VII but formal Durbar is held on 12 Sep 1911
1913 Department of Agriculture (Ziraat) is established with John Henry as its head.
1914 Archaeological Department is established.
15 Sep 1915 Construction of High Court begins and is completed on 31st March, 1919.
1917 Osmania University is established.
6 Sep 1917 Bureau of Translation and Compilation is established with Abdul Haq as its head.
1917-18 First Matriculation examination of Osmania University is held
7 Nov 1919 Nizam VII introduces New Constitution of the Govt. with an Executive Council
1920 The Construction of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar is completed in 1920 and 1927 respectively.
1921 The Judiciary is separated from the Executive.
25 Jan 1922 Prince of Wales visits Hyderabad with Lord Louis Mountbatten as one of his A.D.C.s
1923 Nizam VII celebrates the 200th anniversary of establishment of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.
1923 Jagirdas College is established. (Later converted into Hyderabad Public School)
1924 Nizam Sagar project is started and completed in 1931.
28 sep 1925 Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk receives the first honorary degree of L.L.D from Osmania University.
1926 Osmania Medical College is opened.
1926 The first B.A. examination of the Osmania University is held
1928 District Water Works department is established with Md. Ahmed Mirza as its chief
1929 Industrial Trust Fund is created with Rupees 1 Crore to promote local industries.
12 Nov 1931 Azam Jah and Moazzam Jah are married at Nice (France) to Princess Durru Shehvar, Daughter of ex. Sultan Abdul Majeed Khan, Caliph of Muslims and Princess Niloufer (niece of ex. Sultan) respectively
1931 Osmania University building project is started with Zain Yar Jung as its Chief Architect.
6 Oct 1933 Mir Barkat Ali Khan (Mukarram Jah) is born (grandson of the Seventh Nizam)
14 June 1934 British Govt. restores to the Nizam part of Hyderabad city which for century was known as Residency Bazaar (Now known as Sultan Bazaar).
July 1934 Laying of the foundation stone of Osmania University buildings at Adikmet by His Exalted Highness the Nizam VII
1935 Construction of Moazzam Jahi Market is completed.
1935 Broadcasting Department is established under Nawab Ali Yawar Jung
1935 The Nizam donates Rs.10 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University.
1936 Hyderabad State Aero Club, Begumpet is established
1936 Prince Azam Jah is given the title of Prince of Berar and a grand function is held at Chowmohalla.
13 Feb 1937 Nizam VII celebrates Silver Jubilee of his reign 
6 Dec 1945 Nizam VII issues commemorative stamp to celebrate the victory of the allies.
4 Aug 1947 Charles Gordon Herbert, last British Resident, leaves Hyderabad.
29 Nov 1947 Standstill Agreement signed with the Government of India.
13 Sep 1948 The Indian Army begins "Police Action" against Hyderabad.
17 Sep 1948 The State Ministry resigns.
17 Sep 1948 End of the Asaf Jahi era and imposition of military rule, followed by merger of Hyderabad into the Indian Union.
2 Mar 1949 Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III, dies a bachelor.
26 Mar 1950 Mir Osman Ali Khan Nizam VII is made the Rajpramukh of Hyderabad State and remains so up to October, 1956
17 Feb 1953 Clocks presented by his Exalted Highness the Nizam VII in commemoration of his visit to the cathedral at Midnight mass on Christmas Eve 1952- All Saints Church.
24 Feb 1967 Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam VII dies.
1976 Birla Mandir is constructed by the Birla Trust adjacent to Naubat Pahad
1988 First five-star deluxe hotel Krishna Oberoi is opened in Hyderabad.

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