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Our front page cel­e­brated the his­toric lift­ing of the Iron Curtain as the Ber­lin Wall opened, end­ing 44 years of divi­sion be­tween the Eastern Bloc and West­ern Europe.

75 YEARS AGO (1942)

Ger­mans forces took con­trol of Vichy France in re­sponse to Op­er­a­tion Torch, the Al­lied in­va­sion of French North Africa.

22 YEARS AGO (1995)

Writer and hu­man rights ac­tivist Ken Saro-wiwa and eight other po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers were ex­e­cuted in Nige­ria de­spite world­wide protests.


Ac­tor Hugh Bon­neville is 54. Ex-for­mula 1 driver Ed­die Irvine is 52. Com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 89. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 58. And many happy re­turns to Mir­ror reader John Ken­nard from Coven­try who is 80 to­day.

To­day’s events

10am Lon­don’s Queen El­iz­a­beth Olympic Park hosts The Better Games 2017 – an Olympic-style event for the over-60s.

10.40am Lon­don City Hall’s An­nual Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance.

7pm Jeremy Cor­byn speaks at the Labour North Gala Din­ner at Gateshead’s Hil­ton Ho­tel.

8pm Eng­land take on Ger­many in a foot­ball friendly at Wem­b­ley.

Live on ITV1 from 7.30pm.

To­day’s gig­gle

I had a job ty­ing sausages to­gether but I couldn’t make ends meet.

Bon­neville, 54 Irvine, 52

Mor­ri­cone, 89

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