This Day in History: November
1: November 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls
More than just symbolizing the beginning of the end to the Cold War, when the Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989, it changed the world profoundly. And the most amazing part? It was due to an accident. Join Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius to trace the circumstances and oversights that led to the downfall of the Iron Curtain.
4: November 4, 1979: The Iranian Hostage Crisis Begins
Although US–Iranian relations showed signs of improving during the summer of 1979, on November 4 of that year, Iranian militants seized the US embassy in Tehran. Sixty-six US citizens in the embassy were taken hostage. Professor Wilford takes you through the tense, real-life details of a daring rescue, one which served the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie Argo.