20 years ago today:
“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan delivered this speech, written by presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson, despite objections from both the State Department and the National Security Council.
Less than 6 months later, the Berlin Wall fell.
What a cool moment in history.