April 28

This Day in History

1967

Muhammad Ali Rocks the World

By early 1967 the war in Vietnam was eating away at the resources of the United States, producing an ever-rising casualty rate and an uncertain timetable that seemed to stretch into the future with no … (more...)

1945

Mussolini hanged

On this day, Benito Mussolini--Il Duce of Fascist Italy--is executed in Milan. After coming to power, Mussolini spoke of building Italy into another Roman Empire, but his country soon became a puppet … (more...)

1192

King of Jerusalem Killed by Assassins

Two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election, Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem, a northern Italian nobleman, was assassinated by the Hashshashin, on this day in 1192. … (more...)