TODAY IN HISTORY
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.