Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 30th

1649: King Charles I of England is beheaded. The rest of his body rules England for another 15 years.

1913: The United Kingdom's House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill. But since U2 doesn’t exist yet, no one outside of Ireland gives a damn.

1989: The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes… to make way for a Starbucks.


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