On this day…28th April

In 1996 – The Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, where 35 people were murdered.

Port Arthur massacre Memorial

In 1973 – Bobby Charlton played in his 606th and last League match for Manchester United.

In 1945 – Benito Mussolini is executed.

In 1923 – The first match at Wembley when Bolton beat West Ham United 2-0 in the FA Cup Final. The official attendance was 126,047 but around 200,000 gained access to the ground. 

In 1910- The first night air flight by Claude Grahame White in England.

In 1916 – Ferruccio Lamborghini is born.

In 1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against Captain William Bligh.

In 1770 – Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay.

On this day – it was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) and Saddam Hussein’s (1937-2006) birthday…apart from that…they didn’t really have that much else in common.


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