Today in history – April 28

1788 – Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1789 – The crew of the British ship Bounty mutinied, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.

1945 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed.

1967 – Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

1996 – President Bill Clinton gave 4 1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.

2004 – CBS News released evidence of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The photographs show rape and abuse from American troops over Iraqi detainees.