Benito Mussolini

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  • Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini birth

    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini birth
    Born on July 29, 1883, in Dovia di Predappio, Forlì, Italy, Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was the eldest of three children. His father, Alessandro, was a blacksmith and an impassioned socialist who spent much of his time on politics and much of his money on his mistress. His mother, Rosa, was a devout Catholic schoolteacher who provided the family with some stability and income.
    ( Editors)
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    Benito Mussolinis life

  • X-Rays are invented

    X-Rays are invented
    At the end of the 19th century, while studying the effects of passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen accidentally discovered X-rays—highly energetic electromagnetic radiation capable of penetrating most solid objects. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923) who was a Professor at Wuerzburg University in Germany. (Waters)
  • Wireless transmitions

    Wireless transmitions
    In 1897, in the united States of America,Guglielmo Marconi became the first person to successfully demonstrate the controlled transmission and reception of longrange radio signals.
  • Emigration and Arrest

     Emigration and Arrest
    Mussolini left Italy to avoid military service, and he relocated to Switzerland. While there, he studied and became active in the Italian socialist movement, and he was eventually arrested for spreading propaganda.
  • The first flight by Write brothers

    The first flight by Write brothers
    On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Three more flights were made that day with Orville's brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
  • Ford produces first model T automobile

    Ford produces first model T automobile
    Ford revolutionized factory production with his assembly-line methods. Because of savings made by mass production his 'Model T' automobile could be sold at prices many people could afford. He sold more than 15,000,000 'Model T's' between 1908 and 1927.
  • Mussolinis Socialist start

    Mussolinis Socialist start
    Benito Mussolini be came editor of the Milan socalist party newspaper, Avanti. As a socialist, he was strongly opossed to war and wrote articals arguing against Italys entry to World War 1. in perhaps the most momentous time in his life he sudonly abandoned the socialist part line and urged Italys entry into war on the side of allies.
  • Atomic Struture

    Atomic Struture
    In 1913 Bohr proposed his quantized shell model of the atom to explain how electrons can have stable orbits around the nucleus. The motion of the electrons in the Rutherford model was unstable because, according to classical mechanics and electromagnetic theory, any charged particle moving on a curved path emits electromagnetic radiation; thus, the electrons would lose energy and spiral into the nucleus. To remedy the stability problem, Bohr modified the Rutherford model by requiring that the el
  • Amedeo modigliani

    Amedeo modigliani
    Born in Livorno Modigliani studied first in Italy and later in Paris. Under the influence of the sculptor Brancusi he switched to stone sculpture, which prevailed over his painting for some time, but by 1914 the artist was again more interested in painting.
  • Mussolini joins the army

    Mussolini joins the army
    Mussolini is drafted into the Italian army and becomes involved in politics, after he worked as a journalist in in the socialist press. This is signifigant because this military experience guided him in World War 2.
  • Mussolinis Fascist plan

    Mussolinis Fascist plan
    On September 20, in a speech at Udine, Mussolini laid out the Fascist plan for all to see. Violence, he said was not necessarily bad it could be necessary to cut out a cancer. The cancer now was parliamentary democracy. The task of fascism was to weld the nation into it organized unit- which heaven knew it was not then- and to achieve greatness for Italy. When somebody asked about his programs, he answered that the fascists wished to govern Italy.(Hoyt Page 68)
  • Mussolini forces his way into power

    Mussolini forces his way into power
    Capitalizing on public discontent, Mussolini organized a para-military unit known as the "Black Shirts," who terrorized political opponents and helped increase Fascist influence. By 1922, as Italy slipped into political chaos, Mussolini declared that only he could restore order and was given the authority.
    ( Editors)
  • March on Rome

    March on Rome
    March on Rome, the insurrection by which Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy in late October 1922. The March marked the beginning of fascist rule and meant the doom of the preceding parliamentary regimes of socialists and liberals. King Victor Emmanuel III, however, refused to sign the order.Mussolini, now confident of his control over events, was determined to accept nothing less than control of the government.(The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica )
  • Benito Mussolini wants a Communist goverment

    Benito Mussolini wants a Communist goverment
    On January 3,1925 MUssolini declared that in the future no opposition to his rule would be tolerated. From this time on, he made no pretence of running a democratic gaverment. Within a few months what survived of anti-fascist press was banned and dissolved, all secrect societies were forbidden and only the new fascist trade unions had the right to inegotiate with employers.(Mulvihill 16)
  • Mussolini Invades Ethiopia

    Mussolini Invades Ethiopia
    Mussolini invades Ethiopoa, brutally killing many people and using mustard gas to great success. The League of Nations criticised Mussolini for his act, but it gave Mussolini great popularity. This is the height of Mussolini's popilarity.
    (Adams 200)
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The attack comes without any warning or declaration of war. Britain and France have mobilised their forces and are preparing to wage war on Germany for the second time this century. Just before dawn today, German tanks, infantry and cavalry penetrated Polish territory on several fronts with five armies, a total of 1.5 million troops
  • Mussolinis Downfall

    Mussolinis Downfall
    The Grand Council of Fascism voted against him, and the King had him arrested the following day. On 12 September 1943, Mussolini was rescued from prison in the Gran Sasso raid by German special forces.
  • Benito Mussolinis death

    Benito Mussolinis death
    Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, attempted to escape to Switzerland, but were captured by the Italian underground on April 27, 1945. They were executed the following day, on April 28, 1945, in Mezzegra, Italy, and their bodies were hung on display in a Milan plaza. The Italian masses greeted Mussolini's death without regret. Mussolini had promised his people Roman glory, but his megalomania had overcome his common sense, bringing them only war and misery. ( Editors)