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Old 10-26-2011, 08:52 AM   #21
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RFK assassination
Elvis' death
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Gemini 6&7 docking
fall of Saigon
Nixon resignation
Three Mile Island
Challenger explosion
Columbia breakup
Soviet Union dissolution
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #22
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When Kennedy was shot (Jr. High art class).

Watching TV when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Very excited about that, it was straight out of science fiction books.

When Challenger was lost (moving into my house alone after divorce).

When the Twin Towers were hit (Encase software class).
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #23
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What/Where:
JFK assassination
RFK assassination
Elvis' death
moon landing
Gemini 6&7 docking
fall of Saigon
Nixon resignation
Three Mile Island
Challenger explosion
Columbia breakup
Soviet Union dissolution
Katrina
9/11
start of Gulf War I
assassination attempt of Reagon
family births and deaths
We must be near in age, because I remember those things too (except about your relatives). But I don't remember where I was for most of them. Just JFK, the moon landing, the shuttle disasters, and 9/11. Also when Lennon was killed and Stevie Ray died. But I definitely remember sitting at my buddy's house watching that little white ball roll between Bill Buckner's legs. I wasn't even a Red Sox fan and that was incredibly painful. A great career, and that's all anyone would ever remember. It's funny, 9 years later I quit watching major league baseball completely out of disgust for the greed shown in the strike that year. But that image will be burned into my brain forever. I'll probably remember that when Alzheimer's has erased my wife and daughter's names.
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My very first memory in life was of Kennedy being shot.

I was 2 years and 3 months old. My aunt was my babysitter and she had the television on watching her soaps (at the time I didn't know what a 'soap' was but she watched the same thing every day so as I got older I understood what it was she was watching based on the time of day).

I remember the screen changing to a person talking and then my aunt screaming and crying. I remember scenes of the convertible, then people rushing around...it was all very scary. Not because I understood what was going on in Dallas but because of my Aunt's reaction.

I have a few other very early memories, but this one is the most ingrained.
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JFK assasination
World Trade Center collapse

I remember many of the other events mentioned but not what I was doing at the time. Clinton/Lewinsky was January and CNN only covered it ad nauseum and was the only channel in English in Mexico. But the year is vague.
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On 9/11 I was in my home office wondering why I wasn't getting any orders or tech support calls.
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Twin Towers - I was in Chicago, just got to work
Princess Di's death - it was my wedding day!
OJ Simpson verdict - on my lunch hour in NYC with collegues
Hurricane Katrina - my boyfriend was in N.O. on business
Ice Storm of '78 that hit Long Island - we were without power for 8 days
Oklahoma City Bombing - at work in NY
Columbine School shooting - at work in NY

There are probably others. I know I was watching the SF World Series game in '89 with friends in my college dorm when the big earthquake hit, etc.
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kaudrey, that SF earthquake in 1989 sure brings back memories. We sold our house in Kalamazoo, MI and closed that day. Had everything packed for our move to Ft. Myers, FL and were in our travel trailer in an RV park in Grand Rapids. I was sitting there sipping on a gin and tonic watching the world series when the picture went out.
So much for that game. Two days later we left for Florida. Seems like yesterday. Thanks for the reminder.
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When JFK assassinated I was in high school study hall
When the twin towers were hit I was in my Allergist's office and desperately trying to reach my son who lived in Manhattan .
When Princess Di died - We were watching it on the TV in disbelief since we were leaving for a vacation in London in a few days . That trip was unbelievable . We stayed at the Kensington Palace Hotel and had first row seats to history taking place .
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