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Timeline of Mumbai

The History of Mumbai, can be traced back to 600 BC, when evidences of the first known settlement, here have been discovered.


  • up to 18th century 1
  • 19th century 2
  • 20th century 3
  • 21st century 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

up to 18th century

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  • 600 BC — First known permanent settlement were the Marathi speaking Koli community.
  • 300 BC — Part of Ashokas Empire.
  • 900 to 1300 — part of Hindu Silhara dynasty.
  • 1343 — Part of the Gujarat sultanate.
  • 1431 – Haji Ali Dargah built.
  • 1508 — Francisco de Almeida sailed into the deep natural harbour.
  • 1534 — Mumbai ceded to the Portuguese.
  • 1661 — Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza brings Bom Bahia to King Charles II of England as part of her marriage dowry.
  • 1668/1669 — British East India Company leased the seven islands of Mumbai from Charles II
  • 1670 — First printing press imported to Mumbai by Parsi businessman Bhimjee Parikh
  • 1672 — Consecration of the first Tower of Silence and first Fire temple (Hirji Vachha Agiary, now defunct)
  • 1675 — Population estimated to have risen to 60,000 from 10,000 in 1661.
  • 1675 — The Mumba Devi temple built near the main landing site on the former Bori Bunder creek or inlet, against the north wall of the English Fort Saint George.
  • 1709 — First attested private Parsi Adaran (in the home of Banaji Limji). Continues to be the oldest continuously-burning Zoroastrian fire in Mumbai (now in the Limji Agiary, Fort).
  • 1735 — Start of shipbuilding industry (Wadia docks, Duncan docks)
  • 1750 — Asia's first dry dock built by Lovji Wadia in Mumbai
  • 1777 — First newspaper published in Mumbai by Rustom Kersaspjere

19th century

Mumbai in 1888
Mumbai ca. 1890

20th century

  • 1900 — By this year, 45 trains of Western Railway in each direction were carrying over one million passengers annually.
  • 1908 — Franciscan Missionary Brothers, a German Missionary established St Francis D'Assisi High School in Borivali, west suburbs of Mumbai, India.
  • 1911 — Queen Mary visit Mumbai. Gateway of India is built to commemorate their arrival.
  • 1913 — Sydenham College established. The First College of Commerce in Asia.
  • 12 January 1915 — Gandhi returns to India from South Africa at Mumbai.
  • 1920 - Half of Mumbai [ Arthur road (Chinchpokli West)to Kalachauki (cotton green station), sewri station- Bharatmata (Lalbaug) ] united in Chinchpokli for Ganesh Festival. People came from all over Mumbai to Chinchpokli in Ganesh Festival.
  • 22 January 1926 — King Edward Memorial Hospital inaugurated.
  • 15 July 1926 — First motorised bus ran between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.
  • 1928 — The first electric train runs between Churchgate and Borivali.
  • 1930 — Mumbai Cricket Association established.
  • 15 October 1932 — J. R. D. Tata flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad landing on a grass strip at Juhu paving the way for civil aviation in India.
  • 1934 — UDCT established. First institute dedicated to research in Chemical Engineering in India.
  • 1934 - Congress Socialist Party founded.[2]
  • 1940 — reclamation of land that will become Nariman Point begins.
  • 8 August 1942 — Quit India Movement declaration passed at Gowalia Tank Maidan.
  • 14 April 1944 — Mumbai Harbour Explosion kills scores of people and hurls debris up to 3 km away.
  • 1947 - Progressive Artists' Group founded.[3]
  • 1958 — IIT Bombay established in Powai.
  • 1960 — "Flora Fountain incident": 105 Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti demonstrators killed in altercation with the police
  • 1 May 1960 – Mumbai becomes the capital of newly formed Marathi-state Maharashtra.
  • 31 March 1964 — Last tram made its journey from Bori Bundar to Dadar.
  • 1982 January – Great Bombay Textile Strike started, by mill workers of Mumbai, under trade union leader Dutta Samant.
  • December 1992 – January 1993 — Over 2000 people killed in Hindu-Muslim communal riots following the Babri Masjid destruction.
  • 1993 — Serial bomb blasts across Mumbai, masterminded by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, kill 300 and injure hundreds more.
  • 1995 — Bombay renamed Mumbai. Subsequently University of Bombay renamed to University of Mumbai. [2]

21st century

See also


  1. ^ Schellinger and Salkin, ed. (1996). "Bombay". International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania. UK: Routledge.  
  2. ^ James C. Docherty; Peter Lamb (2006). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of Socialism (2nd ed.).  
  3. ^ "South Asia and the Himalayan Region, 1900 A.D.–present: Key Events". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York:  
  4. ^ "Corporate Information: Google Offices". Google Inc. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. 

External links

  • Timeline of Mumbai
  • Blasts hit Mumbai commuter trains
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