“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr.Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
President Ronald Reagan speaking at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and challenging Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destory the Berlin Wall.
The wall fell on November 9, 1989.
In 2001, President George W. Bush declared November 9 to be “World Freedom Day” to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe.