Crew committed mutiny on the HMS Bounty

Fletcher Christian and the mutineers on the HMS Bounty sent Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 others adrift in this 1790 painting by Robert Dodd.

Today is April 28. On this date in:


The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.


There was a mutiny on the HMS Bounty as rebelling crew members of the British ship set the captain, William Bligh, and 18 others adrift in a launch in the South Pacific. (Bligh and most of the men with him reached Timor in 47 days.)


Gavrilo Princip, 23, the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the archduke’s wife, Sophie, died in prison of tuberculosis.


Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee the country.

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