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...enter a field that already includes Rome and either Hamburg or Berlin, with Paris likely to join.A decision on which city the U...possible bidders include Rome, Paris and either Hamburg or Berlin.Walsh told The Associated Press he didn't get any indication...
Today In Sports History for Dec. 17

...John Ruiz loses the WBA heavyweight title, dropping a disputed majority decision to 7-foot Nikolay Valuev of Russia in Berlin. Valuev, the first Russian heavyweight champion, also becomes the tallest and heaviest (323 pounds) champion of all-time...
Today In Sports History

AUGUST 11936 - The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies is presided over by Adolf Hitler.1945 - New York's Mel Ott hits his 500th home run in a 9-2 victory...
20 years after fall of Berlin Wall, it is time for reflection

...commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it's time to take stock. The Berlin Wall was one of the shameful symbols of the...ones. Many now forget that the fall of the Berlin Wall was not the cause of global changes but...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...missions he flew as a flight engineer in the Berlin Airlift.To say he's been patient would...and supplies to the population of West Berlin after the Soviet Union cut off road...corridor through the Russian zone to West Berlin from the U.S. base in West Germany...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

...well-traveled streets was a single lane bordered by thick white lines. These lines were walls no less effective than the one encircling Berlin. Outside was the general public. Inside were the black ZiL limousines that carried the Soviet elite. The Soviet Union prided...
Today in Sports History

...provide the first broadcast of a major league game, the Pirates' 8-5 victory over the Phillies in Pittsburgh.1936 - At the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his third of four gold medals - the 200 meters in an Olympic-record 20.7 seconds.1954 - The...
Juneau remembers nuclear bombings

...Schroeder said of peace activism. "I didn't work to tear down the Berlin Wall, but it was just a small group of people that started out in a church basement in East Berlin."The path to disarmament, she believes, is through a worldwide grassroots...
Today in sports history

...touchdown passes without an interception.2013 - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang sets a world record set at the Berlin Marathon. Kipsang wins in 2:03:23, breaking the previous record of 2:03:38 set by Patrick Makau at the 2011 Berlin race.
Today in History

...all or nothing."In 1946, author H.G. Wells, 79, died in London.In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors and began building a wall that would stand for the next 28 years.In 1979, Lou Brock of the...


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