A look back at events in history this week.
West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early November 11, 1989 as they watch East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near Potsdamer Square.
Two days before, Gunter Schabowski, the East Berlin Communist party boss, declared that starting from midnight, East Germans would be free to leave the country, without permission, at any point along the border, including the crossing-points through the Wall in Berlin.
The Berlin concrete wall was built by the East German government in August 1961 to seal off East Berlin from the part of the city occupied by the three main Western powers to prevent mass illegal immigration to the West.
According to the "August 13 Association" which specializes in the history of the Berlin Wall, at least 938 people - 255 in Berlin alone - died, shot by East German border guards, attempting to flee to West Berlin or West Germany.
World War II Armistice
A truck of jubilant celebrants cheer along Broadway near Times Square in New York City as news of the Armistice spreads on November 11, 1918.
Rocky Marciano waves as his motorcade is temporarily delayed by the crowd of people who turned out to greet him in Brockton, Mass. on Nov. 10, 1951. It was his first time home since he defeated Joe Louis in Madison Square Garden. The 26 -year-old prize fighter, was given the biggest welcome party the city has ever seen.
American jazz musician Louis Armstrong puts aside his trumpet to toot an alphorn as he steps off a Swissair plane from Geneva in Kloten, Switzerland on November 11, 1955. Many fans joined the local band to receive the jazz bandleader and his orchestra on their European tour.
Iwo Jima statue dedicated
The statue, Historic flag rising on Iwo Jima, is dedicated across the river from Washington, D.C. on November 10, 1954, in honor of the U.S. Marine Corps. President Dwight Eisenhower and other dignitaries are on a platform just below the 75-foot statue.
Gordie Howe's 545th goal
The crowd reacts immediately following Gordie Howe scoring of his 545th goal against the Montreal Canadiens in Detroit, November 10, 1963. Howe broke the all-time National Hockey League record of former Montreal Canadiens star Maurice Richard with his goal.
At left, Howe is embraced by Billy McNeill who assisted as Montreal's Jacques Laperriere passes by. Right, Red Wings swarm around Howe to offer congratulations.
The Great Northeast Blackout
New York City is seen in darkness from the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City during a power failure that left most of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada without power for hours, November 9, 1965. The buildings with lights had emergency power generators.
The Great Northeast Blackout was the biggest outage in U.S. history covering New York, parts of seven other states and eastern Canada. It trapped 800,000 people in New York City's subways and stranded many more across the region.
Anti-Vietnam war protest
Pickets from various peace organizations protest the nation's role in the Vietnam war outside Fort Devens, Massachusetts, military reservation, November 11, 1965.
Charles Manson, accused murderer in the Sharon Tate murder case in Los Angeles, is shown clean-shaven and with a haircut, November 10, 1970.
MVP Yogi Berra
A grinning Yogi Berra, New York Yankee catcher, receives thumping congratulations from other Major Leaguers at the American Baseball Academy in New York on November 7, 1971, after learning that he will be named, most valuable player in the American League for 1951 on November 8. Berra polled 184 votes to 157 for runner-up Ned Garver of the St. Louis Browns.
From Left to right are: Sid Gordon, Boston Braves; Ed Lopat, Yankees; Berra; Gil Hodges, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Gil McDougald, Yankees.
1973 Arab-Israeli War
Armed U.N. troopers stand guard outside tent before signing of cease-fire pact between Egypt and Israel ending at KM 101 on Cairo-Suez highway on November 11, 1973.
The conflict over the fate of the occupied territories ended with a UN ceasefire resolution after the U.S. put its nuclear forces on worldwide alert.
Right to die - Karen Ann Quinlan
Joseph Quinlan, right and Julia Quinlan, left, leave the Morristown Courthouse surrounded by journalists and attorneys, November 11, 1975. Judge Muir ruled that the couple cannot legally "pull the plug" on daughter Karen who has been in a coma since April.
The Quinlan case was a pivotal one regarding the "right to die." At 21, Karen Quinlan lapsed into a coma, followed by a vegetative state. When doctors were prohibited by the threat of homicide charges to turn off her respirator, the family and doctors sued for the right on September 12, 1975. The New Jersey Supreme Court granted their appeal.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme on trial
For the second day in a row, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme refused to walk to court and had to be carried by U.S. Marshal Arthur Van Court in Sacramento, California, November 11, 1975.
Miss Fromme was on trial at the Federal Court in Sacramento, accused of attempting to assassinate President Ford outside the capitol in Sacramento on September 5.
new "Hollywood" sign
Amid laser beams and searchlights, the new "Hollywood" sign near the top of Mt. Lee in Los Angeles, is unveiled after its dedication, November 11, 1978.
The old landmark sign it replaces was built in 1923, but deteriorated and began to fall apart recently. The 50-foot high and 400-foot long sign was replaced by donations from nine public donors totaling $250,000.
The sign first erected in 1923, was originally conceived as an ad for a suburban housing development, "Hollywoodland," but came to symbolize the lifestyle and aspirations of Tinseltown.
Climbing John Hancock Center
Fire officials poke wooden sticks out of the windows of the John Hancock Center in Chicago on November 11, 1981, as they try to stop costumed climber Daniel Goodwin from continuing his climb up the 100-story, 1107-foot-high building in downtown Chicago.
John DeLorean on trial
Automaker John DeLorean, right, and his wife, Cristina Ferrare, center, leave Federal Court after DeLorean's arraignment on drug-trafficking charges in Los Angeles, November 9, 1982.
Sony Chairman Akio Morita and his wife pose in front of a large Sony Walkman cake at party marking the Walkman's 10th anniversary at New York's Hard Rock Cafe, November 9, 1989.
Heinz Joachim Nickel, right, a member of the East German opposition group "New Forum," is overcome with emotion as he and his son, Christian, center, arrive in Helmstedt, West Germany by train from East Germany, November 11, 1989.
Christian wears a cap belonging to an unidentified West German border guard, left. Nickel said he and his son will return to East Germany.