Mauritius in History

Historical Events

  • 1598-09-17 Dutch sailors discover island of Mauritius
  • 1638-05-07 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • 1940-12-09 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • 1945-08-25 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
  • 1968-03-12 Indian Ocean island nation Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1968-04-24 Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • 1992-03-12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • 2013-03-31 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius