It Happened Here

Places where important events in the history of the United States occurred.

Berlin Wall

Berlin, Germany
Berlin-Wall
From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall divided Berlin and completely cut off West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany. Most of the wall has been demolished, but some parts remain as memorials.top

Independence Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States of America
Independence-Hall
Originally the home of the Pennsylvania Assembly and Supreme Court during the Colonial Era, the building was called the Pennsylvania State House. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted and signed here.top

Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

London, Greater London, SW1A 2PW, England
Palace-of-Westminster-(Houses-of-Parliament)
This is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet. It is also famous for its bell tower which is the home of Big Ben.top

Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China
Tiananmen-Square
In 1989, a pro-democracy movement took place in Tiananmen Square. It ended on 4 June with the declaration of martial law in Beijing by the government and the shooting of several hundred or possibly thousands of civilians by soldiers.top

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Valley-Forge-National-Historical-Park
During the winter of 1777 - 1778, the Continental Army of the United States made camp at Valley Forge, PA. Things started off badly because of lack of supplies, but as Spring came, the army was stronger and better trained and would soon begin winning battles.top

Westminster Abbey

London, Greater London, SW1A 2PW, England
Westminster-Abbey
Westminster Abbey is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and later British monarchs. It briefly held the status of a cathedral from 1546-1556, and is currently a Royal Peculiar directly under the jurisdiction of the monarch.top


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