Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980

Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980

In the 1970s, environmentalists and peace activists politically organized amongst thousands of action groups. The political party The Greens (German: Die Grünen) was founded on January 12/13, 1980 in Karlsruhe to give this movement political and parliamentary representation. Opposition to pollution, use of nuclear power, NATO military action, and certain aspects of industrialized society were principal campaign issues.

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Today in History: German Unification in 1990

Today in History: German Unification in 1990

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin wall fell. But an equally important moment for Germany came eleven months later when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were reunited for the first time since 1945. It was not obvious that Germany’s neighbors would allow the country to reunite. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher bitterly opposed German reunification. So too did French President Francois Mitterrand. Nonetheless, U.S. President George H.W. Bush helped champion negotiations among East and West Germany, Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The result was the “Two-Plus-Four Treaty,” which was signed on September 12, 1990. It allowed for Germany’s unification on October 3. Elections were held two months later. Germans now call October 3 the Day of German Unity.

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Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980

Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980

In the 1970s, environmentalists and peace activists politically organized amongst thousands of action groups. The political party The Greens (German: Die Grünen) was founded on January 12/13, 1980 in Karlsruhe to give this movement political and parliamentary representation. Opposition to pollution, use of nuclear power, NATO military action, and certain aspects of industrialized society were principal campaign issues.

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Today in History: German Unification in 1990

Today in History: German Unification in 1990

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin wall fell. But an equally important moment for Germany came eleven months later when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were reunited for the first time since 1945. It was not obvious that Germany’s neighbors would allow the country to reunite. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher bitterly opposed German reunification. So too did French President Francois Mitterrand. Nonetheless, U.S. President George H.W. Bush helped champion negotiations among East and West Germany, Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The result was the “Two-Plus-Four Treaty,” which was signed on September 12, 1990. It allowed for Germany’s unification on October 3. Elections were held two months later. Germans now call October 3 the Day of German Unity.

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Today in History: First Litfass advertising column premieres in 1855 in Berlin

  

Today in History: First Litfass advertising column premieres in 1855 in Berlin

160 years ago today, the first free-standing cylindrical advertising column premiered in Berlin. The column was an invention by German printer and publisher Ernst Litfass.

During the first half of the 19th century, posters had seen a huge increase as a means of advertising. The uncoordinated posting of announcements and ads on homes, trees, walls and any open street corner became a nuisance which resulted in a decree in 1849 that prohibited any placarding of posters with the exception of government notices.

Litfass responded to the demand for a regulated system and signed a contract to erect special advertising columns throughout Berlin to address the problem. In return, he was granted exclusive rights for the display of the posters. The Berlin advertising column premiered in 1855 and was named “Litfasssäule” (Litfass Column) after its inventor.

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