The 1989 US Invasion of Panama & the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre

Every weekday on the History Daily podcast, Lindsay Graham takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history.

1989 was a pivotal year for the Cold War. The fall of the Berlin Wall, free elections in Poland, and the almost bloodless revolutions in the other Warsaw Pact countries apart from Romania.

However, two other important events occurred in 1989  and this bonus episode will cover those events.

So here is the 1989 US Invasion of Panama and the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre courtesy of our friends at History Daily. Just search History Daily in your podcast app for further episodes.

We have two full episodes for you.

1989 US Invasion of Panama

December 20, 1989. President George H.W. Bush launches a US invasion of Panama to depose the country’s dictator, and former CIA informant, Manuel Noriega.

The Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 3, 1989. In a bloody government crackdown on dissent, Chinese troops storm Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and open fire on a pro-democracy demonstration, killing hundreds of unarmed civilians.

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