The March on Rome:
Benito Mussolini surrounded by his Blackshirt allies during the March on Rome.
The same day that this picture was taken, Mussolini legally assumed power with the consent of King Victor Emanuel III. His official role in the new government was Prime Minister.
Three years later he named himself “Il Duce” (the leader), and held power as dictator until his demise during WWII.
October 28, 1922 - 89 years ago today.