• 1861-07-31 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: then world record

  • 1861-12-31 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record

  • 1897-06-12 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties).

  • 1944-06-22 British 14th Army frees Imphal, Assam from the Japanese

  • 1970-04-02 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state

  • 1972-01-21 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory

  • 1983-02-22 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India

  • 1995-02-25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)

  • 2018-06-08 WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam

  • 2018-07-30 Four million people excluded from Assam National Register of Citizens in India prompts fears of deportation, loss of citizenship

  • 2019-08-31 India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens