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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Today In Silence

posted by on July 10 at 12:17 PM


423 years ago: A cap was popped in the ass of William the Silent, who became the first politician assassinated via handgun.

82 years ago: Meher Baba, an Indian guru of Persian descent, starting not saying anything. He continued to not say anything—not even a curse after his car accidents outside Prague, Oklahoma and Satara, India—until January 31, 1969, when he died.

25 years ago: The story broke that the Queen of England held off a bedroom intruder, who quietly crept past alarms, guards, and security dogs to steal a half a bottle of wine and chat with the Queen, who “was only able to raise the alarm when he asked for a cigarette. She calmly called for a footman who held the intruder until police arrived.”

A few hours ago: In Pakistan, “Operation Silence” kills over 50 followers of a pro-Taliban cleric in a 15-hour gun battle.

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whoa. that guru is awesome.

Posted by josh | July 10, 2007 2:23 PM

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