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  • Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 3, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The Second coup attempt

    Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 3, 1989

    In October 1989, Noriega foiled a second coup attempt by members of the Panamanian Defense Forces (PDF), led by Major Moisés Giroldi.




  • 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.




  • Russia
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    Garry Kasparov

    Deep Thought

    Russia
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    On October 22, 1989, Kasparov defeated the chess computer "Deep Thought" in both games of a two-game match.




  • Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nifty Package

    Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    The operation began with an assault of strategic installations, such as the civilian Punta Paitilla Airport in Panama City and a PDF garrison and airfield at Rio Hato, where Noriega also maintained a residence. U.S. Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega's private jet and a Panamanian gunboat. A Panamanian ambush killed four SEALs and wounded nine.




  • Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Twenty factories in Lviv held strikes

    Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    On October 26, twenty factories in Lviv held strikes and meetings to protest the police brutality of October 1 and the authorities' unwillingness to prosecute those responsible.




  • Ukraine
    Saturday Oct 28, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Official language of Ukraine

    Ukraine
    Saturday Oct 28, 1989

    On October 28, 1989, the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet decreed that effective January 1, 1990, Ukrainian would be the official language of Ukraine, while Russian would be used for communication between ethnic groups.


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