What year did the Berlin Wall fall?
The infamous fall of the Berlin Wall took place on the 9th of November, 1989. East and West Berliners had been protesting for decades, and on that day they were finally able to greet each other from the sides that had been separated for 28 years by this 155 kilometers long border. On midnight of that day, East Germany's Communist rulers gave permission for gates along the Wall to be opened. The crowds began to destroy the segments of the wall, climb on top of it and celebrate. Officially, demolition on the Wall began on June 13, 1990 and was completed in 1992.