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On 28 April 1770, the nephew of Captain James Cook of the Endeavour, Isaac, became the first Englishman to set foot on the east coast of Australia. (AUDIO: The Transit of Venus)

In 1945, Adolf Hitler declared Heinrich Himmler a traitor when he found out that Himmler had tried to sue for peace with the Allies. Hitler also executed Hermann Fegelein for attempting to leave the Führerbunker without permission. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

Also in 1945, Benito Mussolini was executed. (PROSE: Just War) A mob strung him to a lamp post. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

In 1968, Leonid Brezhnev made a speech about the Revolution Man's branding of the Red Square. He said that the Soviet Union, thinking the Americans were to blame, might respond with war should it happen again. Pravda reported on the event the next day. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

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