(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.
lake is formed by John Sullivan. This artificial
lake covers over 65 acres. It was transferred to the Department
of Tourism in 1972.
|| -The Botanical
Gardens, Ooty (Udagamandalam), is established by the Marquis
of Jweeddale. It is now maintained by the Agricultural Department
of Tamil Nadu.
|| -Wellington Barracks is
built in Ooty (Udagamandalam). This is the headquarters of the
Chennai Regimental Centre.
|| -Sim’s Park, Coonoor, is
founded. Its beautiful flowerbeds are a botanist's delight.
||-The first cotton mill the Coimbatore
Spinning and Weaving Mill, is set up by Britisher Sir
|| - 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.
|| -The Kaleeshwara Mills is
founded by the people of Coimbatore.
|| -The Sugarcane Breeding Institute
(a part of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research)
is started under the control of the Director of Agriculture,
|| -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.
|| -On 29th November, Sir Robert
Stanes lays the foundation stone for the building that presently
houses the Coimbatore Corporation.
|| -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
|| -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
|| -The Indian Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, Coimbatore, is founded by Dr.R.K.Shanmugam
Chetty (later the first Finance Minister of Independent
|| -The Pykara Hydro Electric project
is commissioned. This facilitates power availability in
Coimbatore and spurs rapid growth in the pump set and motors
|| -The completed edifice that presently
houses the Coimbatore Corporation is opened on 12th October
by Sir George Stanley, Governor of Madras.
|| -A young cotton farmer, Govindaswamy
Naidu begins cotton ginning and trading. It marks the beginning
of what is today the KG group of Companies.
|| -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.
|| -The first motor to be produced
in India, is brought out at G D Naidu's UMS factory.