Today in Military History: Nov. 9, 1989, The Berlin Wall becomes irrelevant

One of the greatest symbols of Communism, the Berlin Wall, became irrelevant on November 9, 1989. The East German government announced, unexpectedly, that citizens were able to travel freely between East and West Germany. Since I was in diapers in 1989, I’ll let Peter Jennings tell you the story.

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The iconic celebration of the “Fall of the Berlin Wall” took place the following day on November 10, 1989. Good old Peter Jennings must have hoped a jet to get there, but again, I’ll let him tell you the story.