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28th July in history

Wed 28 Jul 2021    
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Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service made the first use of fingerprints as a means of identification on this day in 1858.

Did you know that:

• A total solar eclipse was captured on a daguerreotype photograph on this day in 1851
• The “ready light” or taper was patented by John Mitchell on this day in 1885
• The Hamburger was created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut on this day in 1900

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

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