You were there when India celebrated 70 years of independence.
India becomes the first country to enter Mars' orbit on the first attempt.
India becomes polio free.
India's Chandrayaan-1 discovers water on the moon.
Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president.
Switzerland declares May 26th as 'Science Day' in honour of Dr. Abdul Kalam.
HAL Tejas, India's first multi-role fighter takes it's first flight.
India's billionth baby Aastha, is born at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital.
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed in the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.
The first McDonald's restaurant in the world not serving beef on its menu opens at Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
India's only active volcano in Barren Island, erupted twice in recent past, once in 1991 and again in 1994-95, after remaining dormant for almost 177 years.
PARAM 8000, India's first supercomputer is installed.
Neerja Bhanot was shot while shielding three unaccompanied American children from a hail of bullets of the hijackers aboard a Pan Am flight where she was the senior flight purser
The Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India.
India sends it's first astronaut Rakesh Sharma aboard the Soyuz T-11.
India enters the space age, launching the SLV-3 rocket.
The history of the fossils named Rajasaurus begins in 1981 in Gujarat.
Rohini 1, the first Indian satellite, launches into orbit.
The world's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people.
Steve Jobs visited Kainchi Dham Ashram, in Nainital, in the state of Uttarakhand and he is believed to have got the vision at this place to create Apple.
India becomes the sixth nation to detonate an atomic bomb (code named 'Smiling Buddha').
The tiger is named the National Animal by the Indian Board for Wildlife, in place of the lion.
George Harrison and John Lennon of the Beatles fly with their wives to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Indira Gandhi is elected as India's 4th Prime Minister.
ISRO launches it's first rocket from the Thumba Equatorial Launching Station.
The BSE becomes the first stock exchange to be recognized by the Indian Government under the Securities Contracts Regulation Act.
Iconic Indian dark rum Old Monk is launched.
Rajinikanth is Born.
New Delhi hosts the First Asian Games.
India becomes a republic.
The Constitution of India is adopted by the Constituent Assembly.
Maharajah Ramanuj Pratap Singh Deo gets the dubious distinction of having shot the last three cheetahs in India.
The game Snakes and Ladders originates in India, as a game based on morality. During the British rule in India, the game made it's way to England, and was eventually introduced in the United States of America by game-pioneer Milton Bradley, in 1943.
Kisan Kanya - the release of India's first indigenously made colour film.
The Raman Effect - the inelastic scattering of a photon upon interaction with matter - discovered by C. V. Raman and K. S. Krishnan in liquids.
Raja Harishchandra - an Indian silent film - directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, becomes the first full-length Indian feature film to be released.
India sends it's first athlete to the Olympics for the 1900 games. Indian born, Norman Pritchard, wins two medals - both silver - in athletics.
The first public demonstration of microwave transmission is made by Jagadish Chandra Bose, in Calcutta, two years before a similar demonstration by Marconi in England.
India's first train run, flagged off with a 21-gun salute was from Mumbai to Thane, for around 34 kilometres.
Tea from India first arrives in the United Kingdom.
The Ganges river dolphin is officially discovered.
India remained the world's only source of diamonds until the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in the 18th century.
The first elephant arrives in the United States aboard 'The America', which set sail from Calcutta.
The English word 'shampoo' is derived from the Hindi word 'chāmpo', meaning 'to press'. Shampoo was first introduced in Britain by Sake Dean Mahomed, a Bengali entrepreneur.
India's defining geological processes began when the Indian plate, then part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana, began a north-eastward drift.