Timeline of Lahore
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Prior to 11th century
- 682 CE - City besieged by Muslim forces.
See also: Early Muslim period in Lahore
- 1022 CE - Mahmud of Ghazni ousts Hindu rulers; Malik Ayaz in power.
- 1157 - City becomes Muslim Ghaznavid capital.
- 1241 - City sacked by Mongols.
- 1267 - Lahore Fort rebuilt.
See also: Mughal period in Lahore
- 1524 - Mughal Babur in power.
- 1530 - Mir Yunis Ali becomes governor.
- 1560 - Masjid Niwin (mosque) built.
- 1584 - Mughal Akbar relocates capital to Lahore.
- 1622 - Court of Mughal Jehangir established.
- 1632 - Shish Mahal (palace) built at Lahore Fort.
- 1634 - Wazir Khan Mosque built.
- 1635 - Moti Masjid (mosque) built at Lahore Fort.
- 1637 - Shalimar Gardens laid out near city.
- 1643 - Shalimar Gardens, Lahore built.
- 1649 - Dai Anga Mosque built.
- 1673 - Badshahi Mosque built.
See also: Sikh period in Lahore
- 1748 - Ahmed Shah in power.
- 1753 - Sonehri Mosque built in Dubbi Bazaar area.
- 1758 - Lahore Fort captured by Maratha forces under Raghunathrao.
- 1767 - City becomes part of Sikh kingdom.
- 1798 - Sikh Ranjit Singh in power.
- 1799 - Sikh capital relocated from Lahore to Amritsar.
- 1818 - Hazuri Bagh Baradari (pavilion) built.
- 1846 - British Council of Regency of the Punjab established.
- 1850s - Grand Trunk Road Peshawar-Lahore extension constructed (approximate date).
- 1858 - British Crown in power.
- 1859 - Masonic Temple built in Anarkali.
- 1861 - Lahore Canal built (approximate date).
- 1864 - Government College and Rang Mahal School founded.
- 1868 - Population: 125,413.
- 1875 - Mayo School of Industrial Art established.
- 1880 - Faletti's Hotel in business.
- 1882 - Punjab University and Lahore Bar Association founded.
- 1883 - Central Model School established.
- 1884 - Punjab Public Library established.
- 1885 - Punjab Civil Secretariat Library founded.
- Lahore High Court building constructed.
- Railway Technical School established.
- 1890 - New town hall built.
- 1892 - Punjab Textbook Board Library established.
- 1894 - Lahore Museum opens.
- 1898 - April: Punjab Assembly passes first law.
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- 1901 - Population: 202,964.
- 1908 - Dyal Singh Trust Library established.
- 1909 - Punjab Chiefs' Association headquartered in city.
- 1915 - Lahore Conspiracy Case trial held.
- 1921 - Model Town suburb established.
- 1924 - Punjab Archival Museum and record office established.
- 1928 - Armoury Museum established in Lahore Fort.
- 1935 - Punjab Assembly Chamber built.
- 1948 - Chatan newspaper begins publication.
- 1952 - Lahore newspaper begins publication.
- 1953 - 6 March: Martial Law promulgated in Lahore to control disturbances against Ahmadis.
- 1955 - City becomes capital of West Pakistan.
- 1959 - Gaddafi Stadium built.
- 1964 - 26 November: Pakistan Television Lahore Station inaugurated.
- 1965 - Indo-Pakistani War.
- 1968 - Minar-e-Pakistan constructed in Iqbal Park.
- 1974 - City hosts Islamic Summit Conference.
- 1975 - Lahore Development Authority established.
- 1976 - Samjhota Express Amritsar-Lahore train begins operating.
- 1977 - Allama Iqbal Museum inaugurated.
- 1981 - Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Islamic organization) founded.
- 1983 - Ajoka (theatre group) formed.
- 1984 - Lahore University of Management Sciences and Lahore Conservation Society established.
- 1985 - Punjab Lok Rehas (theatre group) formed.
- 1986 - The Nation newspaper begins publication.
- 1989 - The Friday Times begins publication.
- 1991 - Pearl Mosque built.
- 1992 - Alhamra Arts Council building constructed.
- 1993 - Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery established at the National College of Arts Lahore.
- 1996 - Lahore Post begins publication.
- 1997 - Lahore-Islamabad Motorway completed.
- 1998 - Population: 5,143,495.
- 1999: 21 February: City hosts signing of the India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration regarding nuclear armaments.
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- 2001 - Lahore City District divided into nine towns: Aziz Bhatti Town, Data Gunj Bakhsh Town, Gulberg Town, Iqbal Town, Lahore Cantonment, Ravi Town, Samanabad Town, Shalimar Town, Wagah Town.
- 2002 - Daily Times begins publication.
- 2006 - Pakistan Fashion Design Council headquartered in city.
- 2009 - Software Technology Park and Alamgir Tower Lahore built.
- 2011 - The Lahore Times begins publication.
- 2012 - 11 September: Garment factory fire.
- History of Lahore
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- History of the Punjab
- Timeline of Karachi
- Timeline of Peshawar
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Published in the 19th century
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- "Lahore". Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory for 1870. London: Street. 1870.
- Thornton, Thomas Henry. A Brief Account of the History and Antiquities of Lahore. Lahore: Government Civil Secretariat Press, 1873.
- Thomas Henry Thornton; John Lockwood Kipling (1876). Lahore. Lahore: Printed at the Government Civil Secretariat Press.
- Kanhaiya Lal. (1884) Tarikh-e-Lahore. Lahore, Pakistan: Aslam Asmat Printers.
- Edward Thornton (1886), "Lahore", in Roper Lethbridge and Arthur N. Wollaston, Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of the Viceroy of India, London: W. H. Allen & Co., OCLC 710600
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Published in the 20th century
- Joachim Hayward Stocqueler (1900), "Lahore", The Oriental Interpreter and Treasury of East India Knowledge, London: Cox
- "Lahore", A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon (8th ed.), London: J. Murray, 1911
- H.A. Newell (c. 1921). Lahore (Capital of the Punjab): A guide to places of interest, with history and map (2nd ed.). Bombay.
- Lahore and some of its Historical Monuments. Lahore: Superintendent, Government Printing Press, 1927.
- Gulshan Lal Chopra. A Short History of Lahore and its Monuments. Lahore: 1937.
- "Lahawr". Encyclopaedia of Islam 5. Leiden: E.J. Brill. c. 1938. OCLC 39715711.
- Muhammad Baqir (1952). Lahore, past and present; being an account of Lahore compiled from original sources. Lahore: Panjab University Press. OCLC 8816775.
- Lahore Development Authority. Lahore Urban Development and Traffic Study. 5 vols. Lahore, 1980.
- Lahore Development Authority. The Walled City of Lahore. Lahore, 1981.
- Samuel V. Noe. “Old Lahore and Old Delhi: Variations on a Mughal Theme.” Ekistics XLIX (1982), pp. 306–19.
- Mohammed A. Qadeer. Lahore, Urban Development in the Third World. Lahore: Vanguard Books, 1983.
- Ahmad Nabi Khan. “Lahore: the Darus Saltanat of the Moghul Empire under Akbar (1556-1605).” Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan XXI, no.3 (1984), pp. 1–22.
- Muhammad Saeed (1989). Lahore, A Memoir. Lahore: Vanguard. ISBN 9694020085.
- F.S. Aijazuddin. Lahore: Illustrated Views of the 19th Century. Lahore: Vanguard Books, Ltd., 1991.
- Ajaz Anwar (1996). Old Lahore (3rd ed.). Lahore.
- Ajaz Anwar (1997), "Lahore and Delhi: Two Sides of a Mirror", India International Centre Quarterly 24, JSTOR 23005453
- Som Anand (1998). Lahore, portrait of a lost city. Lahore: Vanguard Books.
Published in the 21st century
- Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry. A Short History of Lahore and Some of Its Monuments. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2000.
- Journal of Asian Civilizations XXIV, no. 2 (2001). Special issue on Lahore in the Ghaznavid period.
- F.S. Aijazuddin. Lahore Recollected: An Album. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publishers, 2003.
- Y. Lari. Lahore - Illustrated City Guide. Karachi, Pakistan: Heritage Foundation Pakistan 2003.
- Mohammad Rafiq Khan (2006), "Banning Two-stroke Auto-rickshaws in Lahore: Policy Implications", Pakistan Development Review (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics) 45, JSTOR 41260675
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- Ian Talbot. Divided Cities: Partition and Its aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar, 1947-1957. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2006.
- William J. Glover (2007), Making Lahore Modern: Constructing and Imagining a Colonial City, USA: Univ of Minnesota Press, ISBN 9780816650217
- Abdul Rehman (2009), "Changing Concepts of Garden Design in Lahore from Mughal to Contemporary Times", Garden History 37, JSTOR 27821596
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