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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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September 12, 1910
World's first ever policewoman
Until 1910, a police officer and a policeman were one and the same. This changed on September 12, 1910, when Los Angeles hired Alice Stebbins Wells as the world's first ever female police officer.
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