28th April

The events happened on 28th April are :

1945 : Mussolini executed : Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, “Il Duce,” who, after a series of military misadventures, became unpopular even among his fellow Fascists, was captured while trying to flee Italy and was executed on this day in 1945.

2004 : American television network CBS broadcast photographs depicting harsh treatment of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison in U.S.-occupied Iraq, initiating a national debate on torture and the Geneva Conventions.

1969 : French leader Charles de Gaulle resigned his presidency.

1952 : The Allied occupation of Japan came to an end after seven years of rapid social and economic change following the country's surrender in World War II.

1878 : American actor Lionel Barrymore was born in Philadelphia.

1789 : Captain William Bligh of the British ship Bounty and 18 of his men were set adrift by mutinous sailors led by the master's mate Fletcher Christian.

1758 : James Monroe, who was the fifth president of the United States (1817–25) and who asserted a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy in the Monroe Doctrine, was born.

1442 : King Edward IV of England was born in Rouen, France.

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