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Top 5 Irish people who almost changed history

Top 5 Irish people who almost changed history.

The individual stories behind an Irish assassin, a revolutionary, an explorer,  a dictators mistress and a scientist who almost changed history.

5. Violet Gibson.

…..almost assassinated Benito Mussolini in 1926……

In 1944 Italian partisans captured the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini and executed him, hanging his body on display.  However, 18 years previously Violet Gibson could have ended it all for the dictator known as “Il Duce”. In 1926, as Mussolini left an engagement with the International Congress of Surgeons, Violet Gibson, a 50 year old Irish woman shot him.

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