Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide
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Adolf Hitler commits suicide

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered […]

Louisiana Purchase
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Louisiana Purchase Completed

On April 30, 1803, representatives of the United States and Napoleonic France conclude negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a massive land sale that doubles the size of the young American republic. What was known as […]

Mussolini Executed
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Benito Mussolini executed

On this day, April 28th in 1945, “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini executed, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland. The […]