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More holes cut in Wall

November 11, 1989 ·

Woman Waving Across the Berlin Wall
A woman waving across the Berlin wall.

East German workers early today punched through the Berlin Wall, lifting a section of concrete panel to create a 6-foot gap, making the first hole in the fortification that has divided East and West for nearly 30 years. Work was reported on many more new openings in the wall that divided the city for 28 years. East German guards immediately placed a flimsy red and white metal barrier in front of the opening at the Bernauer Strasse, effectively erecting a new temporary barrier. Read more.

Searchlights and Anti-aircraft Guns Comb Sky During Alarm

February 26, 1942 ·

The Battle of L.A.
Seeking out object.

Scores of searchlights built a wigwam of light beams over Los Angeles early yesterday morning during the alarm. This picture was taken during blackout; shows nine beams converging on an object in sky in Culver City area. The blobs of light which show at apex of beam angles were made by antiaircraft shells. Read more.

The Titanic is sunk, with great loss of life

April 16, 1912 ·

The Titanic docked in Southampton
The White Star liner docked in Southampton.

The maiden voyage of the White Star liner Titanic, the largest ship ever launched, has ended in disaster. The Titanic started her trip from Southampton for New York on Wednesday. Late on Sunday night she struck an iceberg off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. By wireless telegraphy she sent out signals of distress, and several liners were near enough to catch and respond to the call. Conflicting news, alarming and reassuring, was current yesterday. Even after midnight it was said all the passengers were safe. All reports, of course, depended on wireless telegrams over great distances. Read more.