44. 1961: Construction of the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall was a physical and ideological divide throughout Berlin that divided the city from 1961 to 1989. It was guarded at all times by both guns and guards. It was meant to stop anyone from East Germany from crossing the border to West Germany and onto other western countries.
43. 1940 The First McDonald’s
Founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald, the fast-food legend was born. This was the first of the thousands of outlets the chain would ultimately have. It was based in San Bernadino, California, and at the time, burgers cost just 15 cents!