Monday, 12 March 2018

Poor Perkin...

Google search stressed today is the birthday of William Henry Perkin ... He has one of the saddest bios on Wiki I've read recently. In a funny way :D

Little teenage Willy tried to cure malaria, but instead changed fashion for the tasteless for eyer...

"Sir William Henry Perkin, FRS (12 March 1838 – 14 July 1907[1]) was a British chemist best known for his accidental discovery of the first aniline dye: the purple mauveine. Though failing in trying to synthesise quinine for the treatment of malaria, he became successful in the field of dyes .."

Look at this sad face.