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1949

Berlin blockade lifted

On this day in 1949, an early battle of the Cold War ends when the USSR lifts its blockade against West Berlin. In June 1948, in an attempt to discourage the Western powers from maintaining the sovereignty of West Berlin, the USSR imposed blockades on routes to Berlin through Soviet occupation zones in East Germany. Although land routes were blocked, the Soviets would not risk shooting down pla... Read more >

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1928

Burt Bacharach is born

Living in a world of Burt

He’s nearly as old as the Queen, but, let’s face it, he's written a lot more bangers than she ever will. And worn a lot more turtlenecks. Today we salute the genius of Burt Bacharach, who was born on this day in 1928. Burt started penning hit songs in 1957 (Marty Robbins’ The Story of my Life) and has carried on bothering the charts ever s... Read more >