Oh, and from that same newsletter I learned, that today in 1961 » "the German city of Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence. The East Berlin government was adamant in its effort to keep those in the eastern sector from moving into the non-Communist western sector. Even regular telephone and postal service between the sectors was stopped. Several days later, the barbed wire was reinforced with a concrete wall between official crossing points. The Berlin wall stood as a barrier to freedom for the East Germans until November 9, 1989." And born today in 1926 » Fidel Castro Ruz (Cuban leader).