Prague, Czech Republic.
October 3rd 1990: German reunification
On this day in 1990, Germany was officially reunited when the German Democratic Republic was abolished and became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. The country had been split into East and West Germany following its defeat in World War Two and was occupied by the victorious Allied powers. The USA, Britain and France controlled the West and the Soviet Union the East. The reunification saw Berlin become one city again, following the fall of the Berlin Wall dividing the city in 1989. Today is celebrated in Germany as German Unity Day.
“As for me, I am rather often uneasy in my mind, because I think that my life has not been calm enough; all those bitter disappointments, adversities, changes keep me from developing fully and naturally in my artistic career.” —Vincent van Gogh
Happy Birthday Vincent!!