Berlin during the Cold War

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Berlin is split into four parts, the American, British, French and Soviet

May 8, 1945

Western Zones introduce a new currency into their sectors

June 23, 1948

The Berlin Blockade begins

June 24, 1948

Berlin Airlift begins

June 25, 1948

Berlin Blockade ends

May 12, 1949

West Germany is founded

May 24, 1949

Berlin Airlift ends

September 30, 1949

East Germany is founded

October 7, 1949

Border between East and West Germany is closed.

May 26, 1952

Berlin Wall is built

August 13, 1961

Visit to West Berlin by President J.F. Kennedy

June 26, 1963

The fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989