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DIVIDING WALL BUILT ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The Berlin Wall is built (1961) | German history | DW | 22.04.2013

Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying
down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East
Berlin and the democratic western section of the city.

After World War II, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American,
British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin, though technically
part of the Soviet zone, was also split, with the Soviets taking the eastern part
of the city. After a massive Allied airlift in June 1948 foiled a Soviet attempt to blockade West Berlin, the eastern section was drawn even more tightly into
the Soviet fold. Over the next 12 years, cut off from its western counterpart
and basically reduced to a Soviet satellite, East Germany saw between 2.5
million and 3 million of its citizens head to West Germany in search of better opportunities. By 1961, some 1,000 East Germans—including many skilled
laborers, professionals and intellectuals—were leaving every day.

NATO - Declassified: Building the Berlin Wall, 13-Aug.-1961

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965,  as several
states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting
up to 13 1/2 hours. More than 30 million people were into darkness in
one of the biggest electrical power failures in history. The blackout
was caused by a misconfigured power line at a hydroelectric power
station at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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On this day in 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson (left), famous football player O.J.
Simpson’s ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman (right) are brutally stabbed
to death outside Nicole’s home in Brentwood,
California, in what quickly
becomes one of the most highly publicized trials of the century. With
overwhelming evidence against him, including a prior record of domestic
violence towards Brown, O.J. Simpson (below) became the chief suspect.

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Robert Shapiro (l.) and Johnny Cochran sit with Simpson (right) 
during the murder trial.

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O.J. Simpson was released from prison on October 1, 2018 after
nine years behind bars for a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.




 

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