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16 Aug 1958

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Background

Madonna, (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone), singer, actress. First hit was the 1984 UK No.6 single ‘Holiday’. With sales of over 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is certified as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. She is the most successful solo artist in the history of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and holds the record for the most No.1 singles by a female artist in Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Historical Facts

15 Aug 1961

Berlin Wall built Two days after sealing off free passage between East and West Berlin with barbed wire, East German authorities begin building a wall—the Berlin Wall—to permanently close off access to the West. For the next 28 years, the heavily fortified Berlin Wall stood as the most tangible symbol of the Cold War—a literal “iron curtain” dividing Europe. The end of World War II in 1945 saw Germany divided […]

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