discovers Cayman Islands
Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands. He named them Las Tortugas after seeing sea turtles swimming around.
1857: First War
of Independence in India
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began in Meerut as a reaction to increased westernization and a crackdown on Indian troops.
Incredible Hulk launched
Marvel Comics released the first issue of The Incredible Hulk, the brawny antihero created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.
Photo credit: Marvel
1994: South Africa
gets first Black president
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first Black President of South Africa for a period of five years.
population hits 1 billion
India’s population reached 1 billion.
A baby girl named Aastha born at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital was chosen as the symbolic billionth.
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