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1799 -Kongunaadu (the ancient land that comprised present-day Coimbatore, Palani, Dharapuram, Karur, Nammakkal, Thiruchengodu, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Satyamangalam, Nilgiris, Avinashi Pollachi and Udumalpet) comes under the British rule.
1824 -Ooty (Udagamandalam) lake is formed by John Sullivan.  This artificial lake covers over 65 acres. It was transferred to the Department of Tourism in 1972.
1847 -The Botanical Gardens, Ooty (Udagamandalam), is established by the Marquis of Jweeddale. It is now maintained by the Agricultural Department of Tamil Nadu.
1852 -Wellington Barracks is built in Ooty (Udagamandalam). This is the headquarters of the Chennai Regimental Centre.
1874 -Sim’s Park, Coonoor, is founded. Its beautiful flowerbeds are a botanist's delight.
1888 -The first cotton mill the Coimbatore Spinning and Weaving Mill, is set up by Britisher Sir Robert Stanes.
1893 - On March 23rd, G D Naidu is born in Kalangal near Coimbatore. He goes on to become not only the greatest ambassador of Coimbatore to the world, but also one of the most revered names in entrepreneurship in India.
1907 -The Kaleeshwara Mills is founded by the people of Coimbatore.
1912 -The Sugarcane  Breeding Institute (a part of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research) is started under the control of the Director of Agriculture, Madras Presidency.
1920 -G D Naidu begins his Transport business with the purchase of a passenger auto-coach, which he himself drove for the service between Pollachi and Palani. In a matter of a few years, he owns the most efficient fleet of public transport vehicles in the country.
1926 -On 29th November, Sir Robert Stanes lays the foundation stone for the building that presently houses the Coimbatore Corporation.
1926 -The PSG Industrial Institute (PSGII) is established by the PSG and Sons' Charities. The Institute manufactures sophisticated engineering products and undertakes turnkey projects for foundry plant design and execution.
1927 -A farmer named Nachimuthu acquires a bus. This marks the beginning of his transport company Anamallais Bus Transport, which formed the base for the Sakthi group of companies.
1929 -The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, is founded by Dr.R.K.Shanmugam Chetty (later the first Finance Minister of Independent India).
1929 -The Pykara Hydro Electric project is commissioned. This facilitates power availability in Coimbatore and spurs rapid growth in the pump set and motors industry.
1931 -The completed edifice that presently houses the Coimbatore Corporation is opened on 12th October by Sir George Stanley, Governor of Madras.
1932 -A young cotton farmer, Govindaswamy Naidu begins cotton ginning and trading. It marks the beginning of what is today the KG group of Companies.
1935 -Industrialist C. S. Rathnasabapathy Mudaliar (the then Chairman of Coimbatore Municipality) takes over as President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, (ICCIC ) and continues till 1950.
1937 -The first motor to be produced in India, is brought out at G D Naidu's UMS factory.

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