National Go to an Art Museum Day
More than 30,000 museums throughout the world celebrate Go to a Art Museum Day. Generally participating museums have free admission for young people, lots of on-site activities and many special programs. Check museums near you.
The Berlin Wall is Opened
November 9, 1989
A 36-mile-long, 11-foot-high wall separating East and West Berlin was called the Berlin Wall. It was erected in 1961 and was a physical symbol of the Cold War days when Russia was controlling many countries forming the Communist Bloc. After prolonged civil unrest in those countries, especially in Poland, Hungry and East Germany, the wall was opened for passage on November 9, 1989.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Carl Sagan – Astronomer – born in Brooklyn, New York
Spiro Agnew – U.S. Vice-President – born in Towson, Maryland