7th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

April 7th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1994 : Civil war erupted in Rwanda : Rwandan armed forces killed 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers in an effort to discourage international intervention in the genocide that had begun only hours earlier. In approximately three months, the Hutu extremists who controlled Rwanda brutally murdered approximately 500,000 to 1 million innocent civilian Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the worst episode of ethnic genocide in the World, since World War II. | & more about history on this day in the video…