Today in WW2 history 3/5/45 The 1st US Army reaches Köln (what's left of it). "The German is now licked. It is merely a question of when he chooses to quit." So said British Field Marshall 1st Viscount Alan Brooke to Eisenhower. The gamble in the Ardennes had failed. When American soldiers reached Cologne (Köln) they completely surprised the hastily trained German defenders. The city fell under American control in only two days.
The Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Over the course of approximately 100 days over 500,000 people were killed according to a Human Rights Watch estimate.Estimates of the death toll have ranged from 500,000–1,000,000.It was the culmination of longstanding ethnic competition & tensions between the minority Tutsi,who had controlled power for centuries & the majority Hutu peoples who had come to power in the rebellion of 1959–62. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide