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Happy Berlin Wall Day!

We need more holidays that celebrate liberty. The fall of the Berlin Wall is a good a day as you can find.

However, Wikipedia points out that:

Some believe November 9 would have made a good German National Holiday, since November 9 is also the date of the declaration of the Weimar Republic in 1918. However, because it is also the anniversary of Kristallnacht, October 3 was chosen instead.

Which does make it a tad less fun to celebrate.