Via The New York Times:
This just in: we made a mistake – 136 years ago.
It was in a Jan. 9, 1877 article about a police officer shot by a saloon burglar.
The Times called him Officer McDonnell.
His name was McDowell.
The error came to light when we researched a correction to a recent article about the history of the New York Yankees logo.
The record is now set straight.
FJP: We give the Times a pass but presume this caught mistake won’t be the last.