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“How about that time Barrett helped knock down the Berlin Wall?”

Ah yes. Many people mistakenly attribute the famous, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” line to United States President Ronald Reagen.

In actuality, President Reagen had paused to take a sip of water at the very moment that Barrett yelled the momentous line over the roar of the crowd.

That was June 12, 1987. Over two years later, on November 9th, 1989, Barrett single-handedly knocked over the first section of the wall with a headbutt.

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