August 05, 2005

Madras Day - Aug 22 1639

The Madras Day' celebrations will begin on August 22 and will go on till August 28.
Lots have been planned...visit to know more

AUG 22 - 1639

It was on that day, in that year, that a silver of land, where the Fort. St. George and the secretariat now exist in Madras - now called Chennai, was sold to the East India Company.

The deal was struck by Francis Day, his 'dubash' Beri Thimmappa, and their superior, Andrew Cogan, with the local Nayaks.

It is believed that this deal was made on this day and these three men are considered to be the founders of this city.

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