August 8, 1988

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1988 Secretary of State George Shultz narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Laz Paz, Bolivia, when a bomb exploded in the middle of his motorcade. Cocaine traffickers were blamed and when the driver of the lead car, Hans G. Shultz, was questioned, he’d only replied “I know nothink – NOTHINK!” and then screamed for an unknown accomplice named Hogan to rescue him.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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