ITALY: Benito's Birthday

Premier Benito Mussolini celebrated his 41st birthday in Rome. During the day more than 30,000 congratulatory messages were sent to him. On all sides he was praised for the great work he had accomplished "for the good of Italy and of humanity."

Signor Benito Mussolini, full of Napoleonic gestures, was born at Varano di Costa on July 29, 1882. He is the son of an iron worker and started life as a laborer. His first important political appearance was at Milan when he was beaten in a parliamentary election by a rich opponent. So angry...

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