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1961

Berlin is partitioned

Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. After World War II, defeated Germany was divided into Russian, American, British and French zones of occupation.

The city of Berlin, though technically part of the Soviet zone, was also... Read more >

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1997

South Park hits our screens for the first time

Respect Their Authori-tah!Cowabunga dudes! Oh wait, no, that’s the other one. Yes, today was the day that four young boys, Stan, Kyle, Eric and Kenny, were born and immediately didn’t age a single day more. On 13th August 1997, South Park premiered on Comedy Central. It began, as it meant to go on, with the tastefully titled ‘Cartman Gets an Anal Probe’ and never looked back (which is p... Read more >