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50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

  1. Aug 13, 2011 #1


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    Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall (BBC)

    I was seven years old at the time, so the Berlin Wall was part of my image of Germany as I grew up. In 1972 while I was in college, I visited Germany and got to see the Wall for myself:

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  3. Aug 13, 2011 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    A bit of context for the period:

    2011 is also the 50th anniversary year of IBMs electric typewriter


    and the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight

    Also, Obama just turned 50.
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