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Perestroika edition of online trivia

On June 12th 1987 Ronald Reagan in Berlin famously called upon Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall.’ What has been forgotten is the original historic anniversary he was commemorating when he made that challenge. Do you know what the special occasion was? If you do let me know. As always there are no prizes, just the satisfaction that comes from conducting stellar research on this query or being old enough to remember this event first hand.
The last question I posed had to do with the very influential, yet very stuffy movie critic from the New York Times who was notoriously behind the times in understanding the newer, grittier films that Hollywood started to produce in the late 1960’s.
The answer is Bosley Crowther. The campus film critic experts are
Peter Erickson
Matthew Koenen
Thanks to all who played!

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