Who: Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva both killed themselves.
What: Hitler committed suicide after being told that the Russians were within days away. Since Hitler feared that communism would dominate, he killed himself. Hitler sustained a gun shot wound, while his wife died from orally ingesting poison.
Where: Hitler died in an underground bunk in Berlin, Germany.
Why was it significant?: Once Hitler died, the Nazis had a downfall of power. Without as much control, more lives were spared.