28th February in history

28th February in history

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year. This day marks the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on this day in 1928.

Did you know that:

• The first edition of Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” was published on this day in 1749
• The erroneous word “Dord” was discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary on this day in 1939
• Donald Mauldin received a patent for a knee brace on this day in 1984

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

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