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History of Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany.

The history of Berlin starts with its foundation in the 13th century.

It became the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, and later of Brandenburg-Prussia, and the Kingdom of Prussia. Prussia grew rapidly in the 18th and 19th century, and formed the basis of the German Empire in 1871.

During World War II, it was virtually destroyed by bombing, artillery, and ferocious street-by-street fighting.


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  • 1760 - October - 7 Year's War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin

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  • 1806 - October 27 - The French Army enters in Berlin.

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  • 1876 - January 1 - The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.

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  • 1889 - In Berlin, Germany, there was a heavy fall of snow on the 4th, accompanied by a thunder-storm. In the mountain districts heavy and continuous rains had flooded the country.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889

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  • 1895 - Berlin
    Berlin, a city, capital of Prussia, and of the empire of Germany, 156 miles E.S.E, of Hamburg, 100 miles N. of Dresden, and about 700 miles N.E. of...Read MORE...


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  • 1916 - January 27 - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin

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  • 1923 - February 25 - Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark

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  • 1927 - May 13 - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange

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  • 1929 - May 1 - Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin

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  • News 1935 - March 22 – The world's first television program is transmitted from the Funkturm in Berlin, Germany

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 22, 1935

  • 1936 - August 14 - 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)

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  • 1942 - January 20 - Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on "final solution" calling for extermination of Europe's Jews

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  • News 1945 - April 30 – Death of Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Red Army approaches the Führerbunker in Berlin.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 30, 1945

  • News 1945 - May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 8, 1945

  • 1945 - Februray 3 - Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin

    historyorb.com

  • 1945 - May 2 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrender

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  • 1948 - June 24 - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
    1948-11-30 - Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

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  • News 1961 - August 13 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany

    historyorb.com
    August 13, 1961

  • News 1987 - June 12 - President Reagan gave the famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech, Berlin

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 12, 1987



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  • 1760 - October - 7 Year's War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin

    historyorb.com
  • 1806 - October 27 - The French Army enters in Berlin.

    historyorb.com
  • 1876 - January 1 - The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.

    historyorb.com
  • 1889 - In Berlin, Germany, there was a heavy fall of snow on the 4th, accompanied by a thunder-storm. In the mountain districts heavy and continuous rains had flooded the country.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889
  • 1895 - Berlin
    Berlin, a city, capital of Prussia, and of the empire of Germany, 156 miles E.S.E, of Hamburg, 100 miles N. of Dresden, and about 700 miles N.E. of... Read MORE...

  • Berlin, Germany


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  • 1916 - January 27 - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin

    historyorb.com
  • 1923 - February 25 - Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark

    historyorb.com
  • 1927 - May 13 - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange

    historyorb.com
  • 1929 - May 1 - Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin

    historyorb.com
  • News  1935 - March 22 – The world's first television program is transmitted from the Funkturm in Berlin, Germany

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 22, 1935
  • 1936 - August 14 - 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)

    historyorb.com
  • 1942 - January 20 - Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on "final solution" calling for extermination of Europe's Jews

    historyorb.com
  • 1945 - Februray 3 - Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin

    historyorb.com
  • News  1945 - April 30 – Death of Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Red Army approaches the Führerbunker in Berlin.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 30, 1945
  • 1945 - May 2 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrender

    historyorb.com
  • News  1945 - May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 8, 1945
  • 1948 - June 24 - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
    1948-11-30 - Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

    historyorb.com
  • News  1961 - August 13 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany

    historyorb.com
    August 13, 1961
  • News  1987 - June 12 - President Reagan gave the famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech, Berlin

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 12, 1987

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