1503: Columbus
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. 

1962: The
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.

2000: India’s
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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