Britannica Reports This Day in History
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.
More Events on this day:
1969: French leader Charles de Gaulle resigned his presidency.
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.
1442: King Edward IV of England was born in Rouen, France.