1885 in India

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1885
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India
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Events in the year 1885 in India.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 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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