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TODAY IN HISTORY - 24 FEBRUARY 2016



• 1822 – The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.

• 1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.

• 1810 – Henry Cavendish Died on this Day, French-English physicist and chemist (Birth On. 1731)
 

Henry Cavendish (10 October 173124 February 1810) was a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper "On Factitious Airs". Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name.




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