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Subscriber Police in Hong Kong announced the arrests of six pro-democracy lawmakers. A special prosecutor cleared the CIA’s former top clandestine officer and others of any charges for destroying agency videotapes showing waterboarding of terror suspects, but continued an investigation into whether the harsh questioning went beyond legal boundaries. Take a look at how the Berlin Wall looked then, and how the same places look today. The photo shows the border fortifications with the Berlin Wall of the 4th generation, the death zone and the east wall, the so-called Hinterlandmauer. Here's why it's still significant. Learn how to create your own. Rock musician Dee Plakas (L7) is 60. The Berlin Wall was torn down 30 years ago. ... Jürgen Liftin who also conducts tours there today. West Berlin citizens hold a vigil atop the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate on November 10, 1989, the day after the East German government opened the border between East and West Berlin. Today there are about 3700 people living in Hötensleben. In 1996, a piece of the Berlin Wall journeyed to South Africa as a gift for … On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. Today in History . Today, the wall's legacy is barely visible. 6.5 hectares are available for anyone interested in exciting history. A wave of revolutions swept across the Communist Bloc of Eastern Europe, and the wall came tumbling down, sparking the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War in 1991. Berlinica offers English-language books from Berlin, Germany; fiction, non-fiction, travel guides, history about the Wall and the Third Reich, Jewish life, art, architecture and photography, as well as books about nightlife, cookbooks, and maps. Ten years ago: Continuing his Asia tour, President Barack Obama flew from India to Indonesia, his home for four years of his youth. Blues singer Susan Tedeschi (teh-DEHS’-kee) is 50. In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as “Kristallnacht.”. The fall of the inner German border took place shortly afterwards. The Bornholmer Straße border crossing, at the eastern end of this bridge, was the first … In 1965, the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours, leaving 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity. Former President George W. Bush officially kicked off the release of his memoir, “Decision Points,” with a book-signing in Dallas. The Berlin Wall has long since disappeared from reunified Berlin. Today, the Berlin Wall still stands as a monument in some parts of the city. Country singer Corey Smith is 41. President Obama launched his own personal Facebook page. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Today, some parts of the Berlin Wall still stand as a memorial to hard-won freedoms. Actor Lou Ferrigno is 69. See the Berlin Wall fall 30 years ago 30 years ago, after decades of dividing a city and a nation, the Berlin Wall came down. Account active As of Feb. 5, 2017, it has now been breached for over 10,316 days. Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. Learn about the operation of Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg, one of the Third Reich’s key concentration camps, on a tour that includes the camp’s barracks and extermination center, gaining sobering insight into the brutality that took place there. Actor Robert David Hall is 72. When the Berlin Wall was torn down on November 9, 1989, it symbolized the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the liberation of more than 300 million people from the tyrannical grip of communism. Streets, subway lines, bus lines, tramlines, canals and rivers were divided. The Berlin Wall stood for 10,316 days. Actor-model Analeigh (AH’-nuh-lee) Tipton is 32. These pictures show all the surprising places the Berlin Wall ended up around the world, 18 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came down 30 years ago. Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin is 61. Become a Video Lab member! It includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, a visitor center and a 60m section of the border and wall. Berlin Wall, German Berliner Mauer, barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin and adjacent areas of East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is 56. … Berlin’s World War II history is a point of interest for many visitors, but locating the significant sites of the regime can be difficult. In 2018, President Donald Trump issued an order to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally; the measure would be blocked by court challenges. Actor Ion Overman is 51. But if you know where to look, the history of the wall lives on in Berlin's tree-lined streets. Perhaps President Ronald Reagan’s most famous and influential speech was his “Berlin Wall speech” at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987. After the Wall fell, 118 artists from 21 countries redesigned 1.3 kilometers of the former border into the longest open-air gallery in the world. This three-and-a-half-hour guided bicycle tour leads to major sites along the Berlin Wall between the former checkpoint Bornholmer Straße and today's government quarter. One of the Cold War's biggest moments began at a routine press conference. As the world moves further and further away from the wall's demolition, Berlin has reconnected and revitalized itself as a global capital. How was the population of Berlin affected by the Berlin Wall’s construction? During the Cold War era under the leadership of DDR leader Walter Ulbricht and Soviet leader Nikitia Chroesjtsjov, the capital was given a concrete wall that was supposed to prevent people moving between east and west. since. Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog is 89. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. One year ago: Germany marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, at a ceremony attended by leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. These photos show how the wall serves as an ever-present reminder of Berlin's turbulent past, but also its triumphant recovery. Rapper Scarface (Geto Boys) is 50. The Berlin Wall Today is a book by Berlinica Publishing LLC, a multi-media publishing house based in New York City. News and analysis from the beltway and beyond. This map was created by a user. It has been suggested that the watch tower in the photo did not actually belong to the border fortifications, it was rather taken from a factory or military area and re-located here to complete the image of the Berlin Wall border fortifications of the Bernauer Straße. In 2007, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ’ moo-SHAH’-ruhv) of Pakistan placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto (BEN’-uh-zeer BOO’-toh) under house arrest for a day, and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule. Mass Emigration From the East. (Patrick Piel/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people in former West and East Germany overwhelmingly say the unification of their country was a positive development, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.. Large majorities in both areas say the changes that have unfolded in Germany since 1989 … In 2012, retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus abruptly resigned as CIA director after an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, was revealed by an FBI investigation. as well as other partner offers and accept our. In 1967, a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight. Actor Charlie Robinson is 75. Nine years late and $4 billion over budget, the airport is already outdated. The fall of the Berlin Wall (German: Mauerfall) on 9 November 1989 was a pivotal event in world history which marked the falling of the Iron Curtain and the start of the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. On this place is the Berlin Wall, outposts and watchtowers completely preserved with discrete information signs. There are 52 days left in the year. The “Berlin Wall Memorial”, was built in 1998 to commemorate the division the wall created, and the deaths that occurred because of it. 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