Timeline of Mumbai
|History of India|
The history of Mumbai, can be traced back to 600 BC, when evidences of the first known settlement, Harrappan civilization, here have been discovered.
up to 18th century
- 600 BC – First known permanent settlement were the Marathi speaking Koli & Agri community.
- 300 BC – Part of Maurya 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 – City 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 100,000 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 Banaji 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.
- 1801 – Siddhivinayak temple built at Prabhadevi.
- 1803 – Fire.
- 19 June 1810 – HMS Minden floated, first Royal Navy ship built outside the British Isles and from the deck of which the Star Spangled Banner would be composed
- 1822 – First vernacular language newspaper in Mumbai, Mumbai Samachar published by Fardunjee Marzban. India's oldest newspaper still being published.
- 1838 – First edition of MumbaiTimes and Journal of Commerce launched
- 1845 – Grant Medical College founded.
- 1846 – Mahim Causeway between Salsette and Mahim completed.
- 16 April 1853 – First railway line in India between Mumbai and Thane.
- 1854 – First cotton mill started.
- 1857 – University of Mumbai established.
- 1858 – The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China opens its Bombay branch.
- 1864 – The Mumbai, Baroda, and Central India Railway (later merged with other railways to form Western Railway) is extended to Mumbai.
- 1870 – Mumbai Port Trust formed.
- 1874 – St. Peters School was set up by S.S.J.E. at Dockyard
- 1885 – Indian National Congress formed at Gowalia Tank Maidan.
- 1887 – Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) established. First and only institute offering degree in engineering until 1960.
- 1888 – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation founded.
- 1890 – Robert Harris, 4th Baron Harris arrives to take over as Governor of the Presidency of Mumbai.
- 1893 – Sectarian rioting between Hindus and Muslims.
- 1896 – Famine followed by break out of bubonic plague. Waldemar Haffkine begins plague research at Grant Medical College.
- 1897 – Haffkine announces plague vaccine, tests it on himself and on volunteers from Byculla Jail.
- 1897 – First ever gasoline motor-car in the Indian subcontinent brought to Mumbai by Mr Forster of Crompton Greaves.
- 1899 – Bombay plague epidemic
- 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 Bombay, India.
- 1911 – King George V and Queen Mary visit Bombay. Gateway of India is built to commemorate their arrival.
- 1912 – King George English School, Dadar, Mumbai was established, now known as Raja Shivaji Vidyasankul, Dadar, Mumbai
- 1913 – Sydenham College established. The First College of Commerce in Asia.
- 12 January 1915 – Gandhi returns to India from South Africa at Bombay.
- 1920 – Half of Bombay [ Arthur road (Chinchpokli West) to Kalachauki (cotton green station), sewri station- Bharatmata (Lalbaug) ] united in Chinchpokli to celebrate Ganesh Festival. People came from all over Bombay 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.
- 1 October 1933 – UDCT established. First institute dedicated to research in Chemical Engineering in India.
- 1934 – Congress Socialist Party founded.
- 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.
- 1958 – IIT Bombay established in Powai.
- 1960 – "Flora Fountain incident": 105 Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti demonstrators killed in altercation with the police
- 1 May 1960 – Bombay 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. 
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- 2005 – July rains and flooding – the worst in 120 years and a death toll of nearly 450.
- 11 July – Series of seven bombs go off in trains killing 207 people
- Google office in business.
- 2008 – More than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks kill 164 people.
- 2009 – Bandra–Worli Sea Link inaugurated.
- 2011 – A series of bombings kill 26 people
- 2014 – Snehal Ambekar becomes mayor
- 1 February – Mumbai Monorail inaugurated
- 8 July 2014 – Mumbai Metro inaugurated
- 26 March - 2021 Mumbai hospital fire
- 18 July - 2021 Mumbai landslide
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