Major Events in Berlin

Events

Berlin is Divided into Four Sectors

May 8 1945

The line between east and west Berlin is safeguarded

June 30, 1946

Beginning of the Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948

The Berlin Airlift commences

June 25, 1948

The Berlin blockade ends

May 12, 1949

End of the Berlin airlift

September 30, 1949

The Berlin wall goes up

August 13, 1961

All crossing points are closed for west Berlin citizens

August 26, 1961

John F Kennedy goes to Berlin to convince Khrushchev to deconstruct the Berlin wall

June 12, 1987

The Berlin wall goes down and Germany is reunited

November 9, 1989