28th April

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1994 Aldrich Ames admits spying Former CIA agent Aldrich Ames admits selling secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, in one of the most damaging spy cases in US history.
1992 Rebels occupy Kabul Rebels occupy the Afghanistan capital, Kabul
1986 Chernobyl The Soviet Union acknowledges there has been an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine.
1980 US mission to free hostages fails US president Jimmy Carter announces that the rescue mission to free American hostages held in Tehran, failed with eight servicemen killed.
1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns The French president, Charles de Gaulle, resigns from office after 11 years, following his defeat in a referendum on governmental reforms.
1945 Benito Mussolini killed by partisans Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close associates.
1937 Saddam Hussein is born Saddam Hussein is born near the town of Tikrit, Iraq.
1900 Football - Bury beat Southampton 4-0 in FA Cup In the FA Cup final at Crystal Palace, Bury beat Southampton 4-0.
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