Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Today -100: April 4, 1912: Of universal alphabets, small sheep men, and auto bandits

Alexander Graham Bell testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in support of adoption of a universal alphabet.

Headline of the Day -100: “Taft Aids Small Sheep Men.”

Paris police capture the head of the gang of auto bandits that’s been plaguing the city (bandits who use cars, not car thieves). Before they could stop him, he swallowed something and shouted, “Ah, now it is good-bye to all.” However, what he evidently thought was prussic acid wasn’t, so it wasn’t good-bye to all.

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