History's Blotter Archive

1611
First Lawman in the Colonies? | May 1611

1775
New-Gate Prison | December 11, 1775

1788
Ben Franklin on How to Improve the Nightwatch | August 1788

1819
Night Watchmen | January 1819

1841
Mary Cecilia Rogers, The Beautiful Cigar Girl | July 25, 1841

1844
Eliza Farnham, head matron at Sing Sing | March 18, 1844

1844
Cherokee Light-Horse | November 13, 1844

1852
Irish Police in Boston | January 5, 1852

1857
New York City Police Riot | June 16, 1857

1858
Boston Police Get New Uniforms | November 1, 1858

1865
Abraham Lincoln Authorized U.S. Secret Service | July 5, 1865

1871
National Police Convention | October 21, 1871

 

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