60 years ago today: The Soviet Union began building the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961, dividing the city between East and West.
Nearly two years later, JFK would visit the wall on his trip to Germany.
More on Cold War in Berlin:
In the early morning hours of August 13, 1961, the people of Berlin were awakened by the rumbling of heavy machinery barreling down their street toward the line that divided the eastern and western parts of the city. Groggy citizens looked on as work details began digging holes and jack hammering si...