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Home > Discover Mumbai > Timeline
 

Here we present a TIMELINE of Mumbai created with an emphasis on personalities, major events and monuments. Mumbai is now one of the leading cities in the country in terms of industry, trade and commerce.


City of dreams
Mumbai
, now known as the City of Dreams, came into existence in the prehistoric period. The Kolis (fisher folk) from Gujarat are believed to be the first inhabitants of the city.
 

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1665 A.D. - British Occupied Bombay
The British occupied Worli, Mazgaon, Old Woman's Island, Colaba, and the sourthern portion of Parel on February 8, 1665.
  

 

 


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1830 - First Road Across the Western Ghats Inagurated
A significant development after the cancellation of East India Company's monopoly on trade was the opening of the first road across the Western Ghats in 1830, which opened Bombay to trade.
 
  
1896 - 1903 - Bubonic Plague Killed 100, 000 People 
The deteriorating sanitation became evident with the outbreak of bubonic plague at the end of the century.