The Berlin Wall, erected overnight in August 1961 to separate Berlin into two parts, became a striking symbol of the Cold War and repression.
President Ronald Reagan, during a trip to Berlin in June 1987, famously stood in front of the wall's Brandenburg Gate and told Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev: "Tear down this wall!"
(from the Newseum)
After 28 years, 2 months and 26 days, it happened. On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened, no longer separating East and West Germans. ABC News reported from the scene in Germany.
Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls
(from ABC News)
Nov. 10, 1989: Celebration at the Berlin Wall(from ABC News)
2009 Isle of Man Proof Sterling Silver 20th Anniv Fall of the Berlin Wall Coin
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