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Opening the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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Tearing Down the Wall

On this day in 1990, East and West Germany come together on what is known as “Unity Day,” less than one year after East German…

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Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, some 33 days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie, “The Great War” finally erupts. Many people…

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How the Guns of August Led to WW I and WW II

On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black…

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