feliz cumple, Tijuana! Happy birthdays to Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger! 1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded. 1895 – The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists. 1960 – Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published. 2012 – Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.