Happy Assassination Day

Tomorrow, October 16, marks a very special day. It is the day that marks the first technical assassination.

I'm a big fan of assassination. It sends a clear message to those in charge that they aren't untouchable. If you're of a certain age you can even identify the picture I used here. It's from when Reagan was shot. Happy days are here again ...

Anyway, in 1092 Nizam al-Mulk, who was Persia's Vizier of Nihavand, found himself on the wrong end of the followers of the Old Man of the Mountain, Hassan Ben Sabbah. These hashhashins (the root word of "assassin") did what they needed to do and let the world know that nobody was immune.

On an unrelated note, it's also Boss' Day.

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