|5 Oct 1864
||60,000 are killed when a tropical cyclone hits Calcutta. On the same day, a 200-foot tsunami kills thousands in Kamaishi, Japan.
|21 Mar 2002
||"Proving someone urinated in public is a long procedure and the fine is ridiculously low. Instant justice is much better." Mayor of Calcutta Subrata Mukherjee, on his dispensing of an impromptu public spanking of a man's bare buttock. Far Eastern Economic Review.