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Old 10-25-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Everybody remembers where they were on certain historical days.

Jason Gay: Where Were You on Buckner Day? - WSJ.com
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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The one that many people of a certain age recall was when JFK was assassinated, and that's the only occasion that has stuck in my mind: where I was (in a hall of my college dorm), who told me, that the overhead hall lights were on, and so on.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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This is the first I ever heard of that World Series game. I realize that baseball is "America's game", but I was pretty busy that year.

I do remember where I was

...when I heard that JFK had been assassinated
...when the twin towers collapsed
...when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans
...when my daughter was born (obviously! )

and so on.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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This is the first I ever heard of that World Series game.
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I do remember where I was

...when I heard that Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated
...when planes hit the twin towers
...when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans
...when my kids were born (I was not with DW either time )
...when each of the space shuttle disasters happened
...when Argentina invaded The Falklands
...when the USA invaded IRAQ the first time
...when terrorists bombed tubes and buses in 2005


and so on
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I remember where I was and what I was doing when:
* JFK was assassinated
* The twin towers collapsed
* The space shuttle Challenger exploded
* When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon
* When hurricane Andrew hit Miami
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
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Everybody remembers where they were on certain historical days.

Jason Gay: Where Were You on Buckner Day? - WSJ.com
In a hotel in Portland!

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Old 10-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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I remember what I was doing when....

* Nixon resigned
* Reagan got shot
* Clinton got impeached
* Challenger blew up
* Norwood missed the field goal
* Buckner blew the grounder
* Planes hit the Towers
* Both Iraq invasions began
* US Olympic team beat the Russians
* OJ got acquitted
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
 
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When JFK was shot (at work in South Boston)
When hurricane Andrew hit Miami (I was at JFK airport waiting for my two grandsons, who lived in Homestead FL, to arrive)
When my daughter was born (having lunch in the hospital coffeee shop-I worked in the hospital)
When the USA invaded Iraq the first time (in Haiti watching it on TV)
9/11 (at work in the Manhattan and worrying that the Empire State Bldg which was 2 blocks away was next)
The day FDR died (trying to understand why everyone around me was crying)
The day WW II ended (dancing in the streets with everyone in my neighborhood)
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My list is much shorter than others. I can remember where I was or what I was doing when:

Reagan got shot
Challenger blew up
Planes hit the Towers
Both Iraq invasions began
OJ got acquitted

That's it for me.
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When JFK was shot (at work in South Boston)
When hurricane Andrew hit Miami (I was at JFK airport waiting for my two grandsons, who lived in Homestead FL, to arrive)
When my daughter was born (having lunch in the hospital coffeee shop-I worked in the hospital)
When the USA invaded Iraq the first time (in Haiti watching it on TV)
9/11 (at work in the Manhattan and worrying that the Empire State Bldg which was 2 blocks away was next)
The day FDR died (trying to understand why everyone around me was crying)
The day WW II ended (dancing in the streets with everyone in my neighborhood)
I do remember the day WWII ended. Mom and Dad were hugging and kissing and all the neighbors were hootin' and hollerin' and shooting guns. I guess I didn't understand the significance of this event but I was happy that everyone else was happy. My folks never had a car in their lives. Dad used his brother's who was in the navy and kept it at our house. I remember my folks talking about maybe being able to buy a new car now. They had to wait another year or so and bought a 47 Chevy Fleetline, gunmetal gray. Must have had a lot of war paint left over.
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I actually have a bit of a sad and funny story about Buckner day. I had just moved from Boston and was talking on the phone with a friend from Boston who was a huge Red Sox fan. I was telling him that I couldn't believe that they were actually going to win the World Series and he said that the game wasn't over yet and I told him that they couldn't possibly blow it. Then we both cried in our beer.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #12
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Wow, I was living and working in Boston in 1986 and I still don't remember it. Just not a big sports fan.

One of my strongest memories is when I found out John Lennon was dead.
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As a child, the scariest day of my life which I remember clearly was the day my mother came home from work and into the house sobbing. She couldn't speak and turned on our b&w tv to the news of Dr. MLK's assasination.
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I remember where I was when

JFK was assassinated (in bed with my teddy bear, Cork, Ireland)
they landed on the moon (sleeping because I decided it wasn't worth staying up all night---unlike Mom!)
Princess Diana died (out for a Saturday afternoon drive in Manitoba)
the planes hit the twin towers (on my way to work, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
President Sarkozy was inagurated (Paris, France, in a major traffic jam)
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Buckner .. don't remember where I was, but definitely remember seeing the ball slowly trickling between his legs

Regan shot - was in college bookstore, before psych class. Then telling a classmate about the news when class started.

Challenger blew up - was at w*rk, the office stopped what we were doing to watch the coverage (can't believe how long ago, seems like just yesterday)

Second Iraq Invasion - I remember it clearly as the news interrupted one of my favorite TV shows, just at the best part (I know sounds cold-hearted, but that's in my memory).

911 - was getting ready for w*rk, saw the live coverage of the second plane hitting.
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Except for the sports thingies and the end of WW2, I remember most of the above.

I also remember when Janis Joplin died, which really affected me for some reason.

And hearing the grownups talking about Marilyn Monroe's death when I was 12.

And the Cuban missile crisis because we lived near DC then and again from hearing the grownups talk, I thought we would die in a Russian attack in retaliation.

And hearing my first Beatles song on the radio.
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Fall 1945 end of WW II, When my USMC uncle showed up, on a cold day, in his sister's (my mom's) kitchen, he beat my anchor-clanker dad home by about a month.
November 1963 JFK assassination, I was in my ROTC PMS's office
February 1993 WTC bombing, was on 71st floor of 1 WTC
September 2001 WTC attack, at home, retired and eating breakfast
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I guess I am a lot younger than most of you, because I am only old enough to remember where I was when:

When I heard John Lennon died (getting dressed for middle school)
When OKC Federal building was blownup (sitting at a meeting in Marlborough Mass, 2nd floor)
When the twin towers were hit (on the phone with a client in Boston from my home office)
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I'm still a young-un, so my list is shorter, but I remember:

The first Iraq invasion (My parents only wanted to watch the news!)
The Twin Towers collapsed (High school English class)
The second Iraq invasion (Freshman in college)
Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (At the Air and Space Museum in DC, wondering what all the news crews were there for).
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Fall 1945 end of WW II, When my USMC uncle showed up, on a cold day, in his sister's (my mom's) kitchen, he beat my anchor-clanker dad home by about a month.
November 1963 JFK assassination, I was in my ROTC PMS's office
February 1993 WTC bombing, was on 71st floor of 1 WTC
September 2001 WTC attack, at home, retired and eating breakfast
Great timing on your part!!
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