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UFO over Los Angeles, November 26, 1904

August 23, 2008 |  5:00 am

A historic first for women in politics, November 26, 1904
Photograph of a 20-story telegraph antenna shows early street lighting in Los Angeles

No, the above object is not a flying saucer on a stick. It is, in fact, Los Angeles' earliest attempt at street lighting in which carbon arc lights were mounted on tall poles around the city. This one was near 7th Street and Alameda, where a 20-story wireless telegraph antenna was being built. That's some skyhook, folks.

And a milestone in women's history: "The first women's campaign committee ever formed in Los Angeles for the purpose of doing a definite work in an election."

The Times is careful to note that these women can't actually vote!