Today in History

  • Tue Apr 27th, 2010 10:13pm
  • Life

Today is Wednesday, April 28, the 118th day of 2010. There are 247 days left in the year.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT

In 1789, the mutiny on HMS Bounty took place as the crew of the British ship set Capt. William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific. (Bligh and most of the men reached Timor in 47 days.)

ON THIS DATE

In 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed.

In 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

In 1988, a flight attendant was killed and more than 60 persons injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tore off during a flight from Hilo, Hawaii, to Honolulu.

Associated Press