Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—December 17, 1939: Damaged German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee is scuttled in Montevideo, Uruguay as British ships wait offshore.
65 Years Ago—December 17, 1944: In the Ardennes, German SS troops massacre over a hundred U.S. POWs at Malmédy, Belgium. U.S. revokes internment of Japanese-Americans, no longer will exclude them from the West Coast.