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