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DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: IN THE PIPE or BERLINER ROHRPOST

Did you know that Berlin´s Rohrpost, Pneumatic Post Network, which opened for public use in December 1876, had its premiere on November 18, 1865? 434 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: CENTRAL-DIAKONISSENHAUS-BETHANIEN

On October 10, 1847 – exactly 169 years ago today – one of Berlin´s oldest hospitals and Kreuzberg´s most famous squatter site (now an art and culture centre), Bethanien Krankenhaus, located at today´s Marianennplatz, opened its doors to welcome first patients. 288 more words

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KONRAD ZUSE BUILDS WORLD´S FIRST COMPUTER

Between 1936 and 1938 a young engineer named Konrad Zuse – who was born on this day in 1910 in Wilmersdorf and later lived with his family in Wrangelkiez in Kreuzberg – was busy re-decorating his parents´ living room in the house at Number 10. 592 more words

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ALFRED FLATOW, THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION FROM KREUZBERG

Today, April 6th, marks not only the 88th birthday of Berlin´s “Ubahnhof Moritzplatz”, but it is also the date of another important anniversary: exactly 120 years ago the First Olympic Games began at the Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens. 369 more words

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