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Wednesday 7th of April 1926

94 years ago His Nose Suffered a Mere Trifle



43-year-old leader of the Italian National Fascist Party Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce is hit in the nose by a bullet fired by Violet Gibson in an attempt to kill him in Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Mussolini was wounded only slightly, dismissing his injury as "a mere trifle" and after his nose was bandaged he continued his parade on the Capitoline. It has been theorised that Gibson was insane at the time of the attack and the idea of assassinating Mussolini was hers and that she worked alone.