4/28/14

Jerry Horan Dead, Benito Mussolini Dead, Elena Kagan Born

On This Progressive Day: April 28
Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement (1945)

U.S. troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops (1965)

President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels (1978)

American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua (1987)

Former C.I.A. official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia (1994)

The U.S. Senate confirms Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President B. Hussein Obama (2009)

b: James Baker (1930), Saddam Hussein (1937), Elena Kagan (1960); d: Jerry Horan (1937), Benito Mussolini (1945), Carla Petacci (1945), Roberto Farinacci (1945), Roy Lee Williams (1989)

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