1885 in India
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Events in the year 1885 in India.
- 24 June — Lord Randolph Churchill becomes Secretary of State for India.
- 28 December — 72 Indian lawyers, academics and journalists gather at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay to form the Congress Party.
- First President of Indian National Congress — W. C. Banerjee; First Secretary of Indian National Congress — A. O. Hume; Dadabbhai Naoroji gave the name Indian National Congress
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