"The 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing was a terrorist attack on the La Belle discothèque in West Berlin, Germany, an entertainment venue that was commonly frequented by United States soldiers. A bomb placed under a table near the disk jockey's booth exploded at 1:45 am Central European Time on April 5, 1986, killing three people and injuring around 230 people, including 79 American servicemen." I was a US Soldier in Berlin before, during, and after…
After a bomb exploded in a discotheque in West Berlin frequented by United States service personnel, on April 5, 1986. The US under the code name El Dorado Canyon, the United States launched a series of military air strikes against ground targets inside Libya on the late evening of 15 April and early morning of 16 April 1986. (image and text courtesy GlobalSecurity.org)
Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed wire barricade. It was a common occurrence for families, who had once only lived on the opposite side of the street from one another, to become separated by the ever growing Berlin Wall.
September 12, 1990: In Moscow, USSR, the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany is signed. Representatives from the Four World War II Allies and the Two Post-war German States sign the treaty. In attendence are James Baker (USA), Eduard Shevardnadze (USSR), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FRG), Roland Dumas (France), Markus Meckel (DDR), Douglas Hurd (UK).
"On June 3rd 1990, President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev ended their three-day summit meeting with warm words of friendship, but without any concrete agreement concerning German reunification." FYI, The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989 approximately 7 months earlier.
October 2, 1967: Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.