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Index of Years

1989
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  Abbado, Claudio
  Appointed Director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
1989
Demokratischer Aufbruch
  Merkel, Angela Dorothea
  Merkel gets involved in the growing democracy movement after the fall of the Berlin Wall, joining the new party Demokratischer Aufbruch
1989
Director
  Abbado, Claudio
  Appointed Director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
1989
Election
  Merkel, Angela Dorothea
  Following the first (and only) democratic election of the East German state, Merkel becomes the deputy spokesperson of the new pre-unification caretaker Government under Lothar de MaiziŠre
1989
Nobel Prize
  Pauli, Wolfgang
  Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
1989
Party Leader
  Krenz, Egon
  AppointedLeader of the Socialist Unity Party
1989
US Open
  Becker, Boris
  Winner of the men's US tennis open
1989
US Open
  Graf, Stefi
  Winner of the women's US tennis open
1989
Election
  Kohl, Helmut
 Jan 29th West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Union suffers a major setback in West Berlin municipal elections
1989
Rebellion
  Honecker, Erich
 Oct Replaced as leader of the Socialist Unity Party by Egon Krenz
 Oct Replaced as leader of the Socialist Unity Party by Egon Krenz
1989
General
  Gysi, Gregor
 Oct 18th Appointed General Secretary of the SED, Socialist Unity Party
1989
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  Krenz, Egon
 Oct 18th Appointed General Secretary of the SED, Socialist Unity Party
1989
Head of State
  Krenz, Egon
 Oct 24th Appointed Head of State for the GDR
1989
Berlin Wall
  Kohl, Helmut
 Nov 9th The Berlin Wall opens marking the fall of the East German regime
1989
Unification
  Kohl, Helmut
 Nov 9th The German Democratic Republic collapses
1989
Chairman
  Modrow, Hans
 Nov 13th Appointed Chairman of the Council of Ministers for the GDR
1989
Arrest
  Honecker, Erich
 Dec Expelled from the Communist Party, following allegations of corruption
 Dec Placed under House arrest for treason, corruption & abuse of power
1989
Berlin Wall
  Modrow, Hans
 Dec Mitterand visits Hans Modrow in East Berlin & delay the fall of the Berlin Wall
1989
Diplomacy
  Modrow, Hans
 Dec Mitterand visits Hans Modrow in East Berlin & delay the fall of the Berlin Wall
1989
Head of State
  Gerlach, Manfred
 Dec 6th Appointed Head of State for the GDR

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