Today in History – 8 February

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1785

Warren Hastings, British Viceroy, left India.

1834

Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered was born on this day.

1872

Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India, was assassinated by prisoner Sher Ali during his visit to Andaman Islands.

1936

Jawaharlal Nehru elected president of Indian National Congress.

1943

Subhashchandra Bose started his journey to Japan from Kiel along with his secretary Major Abid Hassan in a submarine.

1994

Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432.

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