AP Highlight in History: On April 28, 1758, James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, was born in Virginia.
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Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
The crew of the British ship Bounty mutineed, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was born near the desert town of Tikrit.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed.
A six-man expedition sailed from Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.
Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance resigned over his opposition to the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.
The musical "A Chorus Line" closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.
Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had betrayed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pleaded guilty to espionage and tax evasion and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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.
A Russian rocket lifted off from Central Asia bearing the first space tourist, California businessman Dennis Tito.
Apple Computer Inc. launched the iTunes store.
The first photos of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal were shown on CBS' "60 Minutes II."
Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party.
President Barack Obama reshuffled his national security team, with CIA Director Leon Panetta succeeding Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus replacing Panetta at the CIA.
Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted in California in 1991 at age 11 and rescued 18 years later. (The Garridos were sentenced to up to life in prison.)