Today in World War II History—Jan. 10, 1944 POSTED: Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Sarah Sundin Count Galeazzo Ciano and his wife Edda Mussolini (public domain via WW2 Database) 75 Years Ago—Jan. 10, 1944: Eighteen Italian Fascist leaders are sentenced to death for opposing Mussolini, including his own son-in-law, Count Galeazzo Ciano; they will be executed the next day. 2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Jan. 10, 1944” Ryana Lynn Jan. 10, 2019 Wow, being power hungry makes you do awful things! I can’t imagine, killing your daughter’s husband! Sarah Sundin Jan. 10, 2019 Mussolini was certainly ruthless. His daughter Edda fled for her life to Switzerland.