9/11 & 11/9 – Reasons to remember 9th November in Europe

English: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. Th...

English: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. Türkçe: Berlin Duvarı, 1989 sonbaharı (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1799

Napoleon leads a coup d’état of 18 Brumaire, establishing his government.

1917

Joseph Stalin enters the provisional government of Bolshevik Russia.

1938

Kristallnacht“, otherwise known as the night of broken glass. When the Nazis instigated a national pogrom in Germany.

1944

Otto Han awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering how to split heavy atoms. Following the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Han becomes a diehard opponent of nuclear weapons.

1989

The Fall of the Berlin Wall – led to German reunification (and probably the euro if Kohl is as influential as I think him to be), and the fall of Communism in the rest of Europe.

 

Why not find out more for yourself? Check out the 9th November wikipedia page.


5 Comments on “9/11 & 11/9 – Reasons to remember 9th November in Europe”

  1. 19andnerdy says:

    694 – At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.

    Lol awkward

    • callumgg says:

      If I’d have included all the ones about Jewish people being persecuted (formation of the SS etc.) then there wouldn’t have been space to put 1989 down.

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