Earliest application of forensic science using pigs.
Carl. W. Scheele, a Swedish chemist, devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses.
Valentin Ross, a German scientist, discovered a more precise way for detecting small amounts of Arsenic.
Mathieu Orilla, a Spanish scientist known as the "Father of Forensic Toxicology", published an article on poison detection and its effects.
The first polarizing microscope was invented.
The first detection of sperm on a microscope occurred.
The first use of toxicological evidence in a criminal trial.
Photographs allowed for more accurate recordings in cases.
The first presumptive test for blood was created.
Alphonse Bertillon, a French scientist, introduced a system for identifying people by their physical appearance.
The most influential fictional character that has shaped modern day CSI TV shows.
London terrorized by the notorious serial killer, "Jack the Ripper".
Hans Gross, an Austrian scientist, published "Criminal Investigation", the first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
Walter McCrone, known as the Father of Modern Microscopy, was a highly accomplished American chemist at this time.
ABO Blood Typing discovered by scientist named Karl Landsteiner.
Led to the end of Anthropometry because of the case misidentification of two men whose Bertillon's measurement were nearly identical.
"Questioned Documents", also known as handwritng analysis, was published by Albert Osborn.
A French scientist named Edmond Locard created a principle that states when 2 objects come into contact with each other, a cross transfer of materials can connect a criminal suspect to the victim or crime scene.
The Los Angeles Police Department Crime Lab was the first crime lab in the United States.
The University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics Department was lead by Dr. Paul Kirk.
The FBI National Laboratory opens under the director J. Edgar Hoover.
The FBI Forensic Science Research and Training Center opens.