28 April It Happened Today

1442  Birth of English King Edward IV.

1758  Birth of James Monroe, fifth president of the US.

1788  Maryland becomes the seventh state of the Union.

1878  Birth of American actor Lionel Barrymore.

1945  Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is shot by his own countrymen and hung upside down, along with his mistress Claretta Petacci.

1977  Three Baader-Meinhof terrorists are jailed for life in West Germany.

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