TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1869, Bri­tish sci­en­tist Peter Mark Ro­get died. He com­piled the“The­saurus of English Words and Phrases ,” first pub­lished in 1852. In 1858, gold was dis­cov­ered in Nova Sco­tia.

In 1908, Orville Wright set a fly­ing en­durance record by keep­ing his plane a loft for one hour and 14 min­utes ina demon­stra­tion for the U.S. army. The army later made the Wright planes the world’ s first military air­planes.

In, 1910, the Los An­ge­les Po­lice De­part­ment ap­pointed the world’ s first po­lice woman, for­mer so­cial worker Alice Wells.

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