This Weekend In History…

Mussolini Executed…..

April 28, 1945…..

The Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is killed by firing squad. The following day his body, along with other fascists including his mistress, was hanged for exhibit in Milan’s main square. He was caught while trying to escape Italy.

Rodney King Riots…..

April 29, 1992…..

The four white police officers accused of beating Rodney King are acquitted. Los Angeles street riots followed – the worst U.S. riots in 75 years. 51 people were killed, 2,383 were injured, and more than 9,000 were arrested.

Vietnam War – Fall of Saigon…..

April 30, 1975……

The South Vietnam capital is captured the People’s Army of Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War and the unification of the country under communist rule.