Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Tear down this wall!" June 12, 1987

"Tear down this wall!" was the challenge issued by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987, commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin.Reagan challenged Gorbachev, who was then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.