1938 – Orson Welles’ War of the World Broadcast
1945 – Jackie Robinson Signs With Dodgers
1974 – Ali Wins “Rumble in the Jungle”
2005 – Dresden Frauenkirche Reopens
Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004 and its interior in 2005. The church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance ofReformation Day on 31 October. It now also serves as symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
As the son of one of the American bombers, I was amazed to see first hand the remarkable reconstruction of this beautiful cathedral in charming Dresden.