1926 – Violet Albina Gibson (born in Dublin), the daughter of Lord Ashbourne, best known for shooting Benito Mussolini in Rome on this date.

Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini had just given a speech in Rome to the International Congress of Surgeons when a bullet nearly ended his life. After Mussolini finished his speech praising modern medicine, he walked to his car. At the time, no one noticed Violet Gibson, a small Irish woman with a long history of […]

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