Sir William Henry Perkin Google doodle recognizes British scientist behind 1st synthetic dye

Today’s Google doodle marks the 180th birthday of the British scientist, Sir William Henry Perkin. According to Google, Perkin, while cleaning out a beaker in a lab, stumbled upon what would become the first synthetic dye. “As an 18-year-old laboratory ...

Sir William Henry Perkin Is Today's Google Doodle: How The British Chemist Accidentally Discovered Purple Dye

New Delhi: British chemist Sir William Henry Perkin is today's google doodle. Today is his 180th birth anniversary. Mr Perkin gave the world "mauveine," the world's first synthetic dye, used for colouring fabrics. However, the discovery was an accidental one.