From the the madras day website,
The founding day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639.
It was on that day, in that year, that a sliver of land, where Fort. St. George stands today, was transacted by the East India Company.The deal was struck by Francis Day, his ‘dubash’ Beri Thimmappa, and their superior, Andrew Cogan, with the local Nayak rulers.It is believed that this deal was made on August 22, 1639.
Madras now called Chennai is 368 Years old city in India.
How current Madras(Chennai) looks,
From the Madras, as it was… from 1885!,
More Flickr fotos about Madras