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TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 28th, 1945 - THE RED ARMY AT HALLESCHES TOR

This original film recording was made outside the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor and at Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today) most probably on April 28th, 1945 after the 7th Guards Tank Division fighting under the 8th Guards Army of General Tschuikov crossed the Landwehrkanal (however, it is unlikely that they used the Belle-Alliance-Brücke to do so as the bridge was blown up by the SS troops prior to their arrival). 178 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: MARCH 24th - HAPPY BIRTHDAY O-STRASSE!

On March 24th, 1849 the following streets were named in Berlin-Kreuzberg:

Mathieustrasse (used to connect today´s Lobeckstrasse with Alexandrinenstrasse)

Wassertorstrasse

Wassertorplatz

Pücklerstrasse

Mariannenstrasse

Mariannenplatz

Brandenburgstrasse… 46 more words

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NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM. 7 more words

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: A. HENTSCHEL´S STREET CLEANING MACHINE

Did you know that one of the first multi-purpose street cleaning machines was invented in the 19th century in Berlin? But because it failed to impress Councillor Gustav Schlosky, the head of the city cleaning services, the idea remained dormant for almost twenty years and was not picked up again until Herr Schlosky´s death. 297 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: OCTOBER 15th, 1924 - LZ 126

1924

Exactly 90 years ago to the day the famous LZ 126, a Zeppelin better known as ZR-3 USS “Los Angeles” landed in Lakehurst, USA, after 81 hours of a first ever non-stop flight from Europe to North America. 220 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: SEPTEMBER 10 - U1 is born

1896

Siemens & Halske, probably the most famous German electrical engineering company in the history of cables, glow tubes and telecommunications, known today as Siemens AG, begin the construction of the first U-Bahn (Tube or metro) line in Berlin. 941 more words

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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 8th - CUVRYSTRASSE

1858

Did you know that Cuvrystrasse is one of the oldest streets in today´s Wrangelkiez and Kreuzberg in general and that when built in 1852 it used to stretch from Schlesische Strasse to Paul-Linke-Ufer (former Kottbusser Ufer)? 74 more words

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