1931 New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
1971 Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi's recognition of Bangladesh.
1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
1996 A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.
1997 Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.