Why 9 November 1989 is a significant date?

Why 9 November 1989 is a significant date?

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 one of the series of events that started the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe, preceded by the Solidarity Movement in Poland.

What happened on 9th November in history?

The next day German citizens began tearing down the wall. On November 9, 1938, German Jews were terrorized by Nazis during the Kristallnacht. The Nazis were avenging the murder of a German official by a Jewish refugee. This led to much of the hostility and terrible violence of World War II.

What National day is November 9th?

NATIONAL SCRAPPLE DAY – November 9 National Scrapple Day on November 9th recognizes the first pork food invented in America.

What happened on 4 November 1989 in Berlin?

On 4 November, a month after the East German protests had begun, around half a million people gathered in Alexanderplatz in the heart of East Berlin. Three days later, the government resigned.

How did solidarity win the 1989 general election?

By February 1989, Solidarity was in talks with the government, and partially free elections in the summer saw it capture seats in parliament. Though the Communists retained a quota of seats, Solidarity swept the board wherever it was allowed to stand.

How long has the Berlin Wall been breached?

The Berlin Wall has been breached after nearly three decades keeping East and West Berliners apart. At midnight East Germany’s Communist rulers gave permission for gates along the Wall to be opened after hundreds of people converged on crossing points.

How old were you when the Wall came down in Romania?

We were both 17 years old then. I was 16 living in Romania (still in the darkness) when the wall came down. We learned about it from Radio Free Europe. At this point we were hoping something positive was going to happen in Romania as well.