Better late than never.
The New York Times ran a correction Friday for an error that was published 136 years ago.
Staff discovered the mistake when researching another correction regarding the origin of the New York Yankees logo, the paper reported.
In a recent column, the Times wrote that John McDowell was the first New York City police officer shot in the line of duty and a medallion honouring him became the Yankees logo.
McDowell wasn't the first officer shot in the line of duty, the correction reads.
The Times also discovered that in its original 1877 article, McDowell's name was published as McDonnell.
The 1877 article says robbers shot the officer behind his left ear.