Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Happy Detective Day!
I've decided to launch my own holiday. Did you know, the Detective Branch of London's Metropolitan Police was established on August 15, 1842? It was a plainclothes branch of detectives based at Scotland Yard, of course. The first head was Inspector Nicholas Pearce with Inspector John Haynes as his deputy. A handful of men served under them (roughly six) and it was for a while the only such branch in the UK (and presumbaly the world) dedicated to detectives. So, I think today is the 164th Annual Detective Day! I've been celebrating by diving into some books and TV shows. Click here to read more.