India’s first cellular telephone service was started in Kolkata in July 31, 1995.
The Calcutta Corporation decided to make all the unmetalled roads of the city macadamized on 11th September, 1794.
The European physicians in Calcutta met on 1st March.1823, to found the 'Calcutta Medical & Physical Society'. The venue of the meeting was The Asiatic Society.
Kolkata is home to the oldest golf course outside the British Isles at The Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Asia’s first modern University in Serampore (a Danish settlement) was built in 1827.
The Royal Calcutta Golf Club, established in 1829, is the oldest golf club in India, and the first outside Great Britain.
The first Maternity ward in Calcutta was inaugurated on 19th April,1882, in the Medical College Hospital. The first patient was admitted on 17th July.
After the establishment of the first modern post office in Calcutta, the money order system was introduced here along with the rest of India in 1880.
In spite of the establishment of Medical College in 1835, the hospital started operating thirteen years later. On 1st December,1852, this hospital was inaugurated with 500 beds.
National Library is the largest library in India.