WORLD HISTORY

25 years ago, nearly a million people were massacred in Rwanda. At the time, it went largely unreported.

On February 10, 1962, two men stepped on to opposite ends of the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin.

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.

The direct costs of World War I to the United States were: 130,000 combat deaths; 35,000 men permanently disabled; $33.5 billion