9th November: World Freedom Day
World Freedom Day on November 9th each year commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall. This historic event signified the end of communism in Central and Eastern Europe.
At the conclusion of WWII, Germany was divided into East and West Germany. The two sectors were divided by the American, British, and French-occupied sectors of West Germany and the Soviet Union controlled East Germany. In 1949, East Germany became its own country. The capital city of Berlin fell within the Soviet Zone of Occupation.