TIL that the first female detective in the United States uncovered the 1861 Baltimore Plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Warne

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  1. From the wiki article

    > Pinkerton had agents across Maryland, but it was Warne specifically who supplied many of the key details that led Pinkerton to believe that the plot was imminent. Warne had befriended secessionists in Maryland and collected many details about the plot to assassinate Lincoln.[10]

  2. Not suprised. Women have always scored high on empathic thinking and emotional intelligence tests, typically. They’re really good at telling when someone is lying and deducing other people’s motivations/mindset.

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