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  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    Berlin Wall

    Live concert in East Berlin

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    On 19 July 1988, 16 months before the Wall came down, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, played Rocking the Wall, a live concert in East Berlin, which was attended by 300,000 in person and broadcast delayed on television.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran accepted Resolution 598

    Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    At this point, elements of the Iranian leadership, led by Rafsanjani (who had initially pushed for the extension of the war), persuaded Khomeini to accept the ceasefire. On 20 July 1988, Iran accepted Resolution 598, showing its willingness to accept a ceasefire.




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