Timeline of Mumbai events explained
The History of Mumbai, can be traced back to 600 BC, when evidences of the first known settlement, here have been discovered.
- 1900 — By this year, 45 trains of Western Railway in each direction were carrying over one million passengers annually.
- 1911 — King George V and Queen Mary visit Bombay. Gateway of India is built to commemorate their arrival.
- January 12, 1915 — Gandhi returns to India from South Africa at Mumbai.
- January 22, 1926 — King Edward Memorial Hospital inaugurated.
- July 15, 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.
- October 15, 1932 — J. R. D. Tata flew from Karachi to Bombay 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.
- 1940 — reclamation of land that will become Nariman Point begins.
- August 8, 1942 — Quit India Movement declaration passed at Gowalia Tank Maidan.
- April 14, 1944 — Bombay Harbour Explosion kills scores of people and hurls debris up to 3 km away.
- 1958 — IIT Bombay established in Powai.
- 1960 — "Flora Fountain incident": 105 Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti demonstrators killed in altercation with the police
- May 1, 1960 - Bombay becomes the capital of newly formed Marathi-state Maharashtra.
- 31 March 1964 — Last tram made its journey from Bori Bundar to Dadar.
- January 1982 - Great Bombay Textile Strike started, by mill workers of Bombay, 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 to Mumbai. Subsequently University of Bombay renamed to University of Mumbai. http://library.thinkquest.org/C0123001/viewer.php?topic=Centres%20of%20Civilization&subtopic=Mumbai%20%20-%20India&lang=