Published his thesis discussing nine fingerprint patterns. (Made no mention of the value of fingerprints for personal identification)
Herschel, British Administration District in India, requires fingerprints and signatures on contracts
Used his own thumb print on a document to help prevent forgery. (first known use of fingerprints in the U.S.)
Initiated the fingerprinting of criminals.
First case that used fingerprinting
This case in Leavenworth, Kansas, changed the way people were classified and identified.
begins using fingerprints
Fingerprints are first accepted by the U.S. courts as a reliable means of identification.
By this time, the FBI had processed over 100 million fingerprint cards in manually maintained files; by 1971 2 million
Celebrated its 100th anniversary