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  • Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany (now Germany)
    Wednesday May 17, 1989

    Diego Maradona

    UEFA Cup

    Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany (now Germany)
    Wednesday May 17, 1989

    Maradona era in Napoli included the UEFA Cup in 1989. The 1989 UEFA Cup Final was a football tie played on 3 May 1989 and 17 May 1989 between S.S.C. Napoli of Italy and VfB Stuttgart of West Germany. Napoli won 5–4 on aggregate.




  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Monday Oct 9, 1989

    Berlin Wall

    Breaking the rules

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Monday Oct 9, 1989

    On 9 October 1989, the police and army units were given permission to use force against those assembled, but this did not deter the church service and march from taking place, which gathered 70,000 people. Many of those people started to cross into East Berlin, without a shot being fired.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1989

    Berlin Wall

    Longtime leader is changed

    East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1989

    The longtime leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, resigned on 18 October 1989 and was replaced by Egon Krenz that day.




  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall began the evening of 9 November 1989 and continued over the following days and weeks, with people nicknamed Mauerspechte (wall woodpeckers) using various tools to chip off souvenirs, demolishing lengthy parts in the process, and creating several unofficial border crossings.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    Angela Merkel

    The fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 served as the catalyst for Merkel's political career. Although she did not participate in the crowd celebrations the night the wall came down, one month later Merkel became involved in the growing democracy movement, joining the new party Democratic Awakening.Following the first (and only) multi-party election in East Germany, she became the deputy spokesperson of the new pre-unification caretaker government under Lothar de Maizière.




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