April 28

1788

Maryland became the 7th state in the United States.

1789

Fletcher Christian led the mutiny aboard the British ship Bounty against Captain William Bligh.

1945

Benito Mussolini was executed.

1947

Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki.

1967

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

1992

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture unveiled its first “food pyramid.”

2001

Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.

2004

The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light when graphic photos of U.S. soldiers physically abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were shown on CBS's 60 Minutes II.

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