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1964: GDR senior citizens allowed to travel to the West  
On 2nd November 1964 a RIAS broadcast announced: "One hour earlier than originally planned, the left-hand door in the Berlin Wall near the crossing point of Oberbaum Bridge was opened and East German senior citizens were allowed once more to travel to visit their loved ones in the West after three and a half years without contact.”

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1873: Max Reinhardt
1922: Victory for Turkish troops
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5.8.2020 Powerful explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut, scores killed, thousands injured
More than 100 people were killed and 4,000 others injured when a powerful explosion rocked Beirut's port. Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse caused the blasts.
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Zitat des Tages
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Theater director Max Reinhardt owned and operated theaters in Germany and Austria before being forced into exile by the Nazis in 1938. Among his most well-known theaters was:
  Deutsches Theater
  Piscator Theater