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Mussolini is executed

On this day in 1945, "Il Duce," Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland. The 61-year-old deposed former dictator of Italy was established by his German allies as the figurehead of a puppet government in northern Italy during the German occupation toward the close of the war. As the Alli... Read more >

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Wembley Stadium Opens

Pitch Perfect

Why is turf always hallowed? You don’t get too many other hallowed things. Scampi isn’t hallowed. Nor laminate wood flooring. Not even vestments. But if you happen to come across any form of turf, before too long, it will almost certainly be described as ‘hallowed’.

And no turf was hallowed-er than the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, which ... Read more >