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This Day in History for April 28 – Mussolini Exocuted and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against Capt. William Bligh aboard the British ship ‘Bounty’ (More info)

1945 – Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress are executed by firing squad (More info)

1967 – Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the US Army and is stripped of his heavyweight title (More info)

1992 – The US Department of Agriculture unveils its first “food pyramid” (More info)

2004 – The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light (More info)

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