Hisory TImeline

By prasit
  • Sep 13, 700

    Chinese used fingerprints to establish identity of documents and clay sculptures

  • Sep 13, 1000

    Roman courts determined that bloody palm prints were used to frame a man in his brother’s murder

  • Sep 13, 1149

    King Richard of England introduced the idea of the coroner to investigate questionable death

  • Sep 13, 1200

    A murder in China is solved when flies were attracted to invisible blood residue on a sword of a man in the community

  • 1598—Fidelus was first to practice forensic medicine in Italy

  • 1670—Anton Van Leeuwenhoek constructed the first high-powered microscope

  • 1776—Paul Revere identified the body of General Joseph Warren based on the false teeth he had made for him

  • 1784—John Toms convicted of murder on basis of torn edge of wad of paper in pistol matching a piece of paper in his pocket

  • 1859—Gustav Kirchhoff and Robert Bunsen developed the science of spectroscopy.

  • 1864—Crime scene photography developed

  • 1879—Alphonse Bertillon developed a system to identify people using particular body measurements

  • 1896—Edward Henry developed first classification system for fingerprint identification

  • 1900—Karl Landsteiner identified human blood groups

  • 1904—Edmond Locard formulated his famous principle, “Every contact leaves a trace.”

  • 1922—Francis Aston developed the mass spectrometer.

  • 1959—James Watson and Francis Crick discover the DNA double helix

  • 1977—AFIS developed by FBI, fully automated in 1996

  • 1984—Jeffreys developed and used first DNA tests to be applied to a criminal case