February 17 – periodic table origins

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Pictured is an original copy of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table. It’s somewhat different from today’s updated version.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor

Dmitri Mendeleev created the first periodic table of elements in 1869. Its purpose was to demonstrate periodic trends in the elements known at the time.