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How old was I when...

1. When John F. Kennedy was shot (11/22/1963)

I remember watching the funeral on TV. I was not old enough to understand what I was looking at though.

2. First man steps on the Moon (6/11/69)

In grade school, sitting in a large auditorium, watching the event on one of three B&W TV sets set up for the purpose.

3. When Mt. St. Helens blew (5/18/1980)

I had been an Air Force officer for exactly three days.

4. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded (1/28/1986)

I was in Los Alamitos working at my first Army Reserve unit. My ham radio antenna picked up interferance to the effect of "space shuttle blowing up" so I turned on the set and found out.

5. When the 7.1 earthquake hit San Francisco (10/7/1989)

Don't remember. I don't care about San Francisco.

6. When the Berlin Wall fell (11/7/1989):

U.S. Army Captain, late of Special Forces, but not yet assigned to the unit which must not be named.

7. When the Gulf War began (1/16/1991)

At that same unit, watching it on TV. Got a medal for being in that unit and watching it on TV while not actually participating in any event related to it.

8. When OJ Simpson was chased in his white Bronco (6/17/1994)

At the same army unit, watching him drive by. No shit.

9. When the building in Oklahoma City was bombed (4/19/1995)

Me and Roz were in Cleveland, preparing to get married on the 22nd. We heard about it while were in the county courthouse getting the marriage license.

10. When Princess Di was killed (8/31/1997)

At home in Valencia. Roz's mother was visiting, and we watched the news about it on TV.

11. When Bush was first announced President (11/7/2000)

Home, oblivious to the consequences. I had voted for Gore.

12. When the 6.8 earthquake hit Nisqually, WA (2/28/2001)

No clue, I am unfamiliar with the event.

13. When terrorists knocked over the World Trade Center (9/11/2001)

Happily snoring away in bed. I didn't find out about it until 9AM PST when martes found out about it from listening to Howard Stern. By that time it was already over. My current employment is a direct result of this event.


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This is like a really good quiz..

c_eagle January 18th, 2003
Some of those things though I can't place myself clearly at..
You might consider spreading the word by link-posting to this, and get some other folks to also take it :>

I will comment on the ones with which I can recall my whereabouts..

Two: Watching it on TV in a grammar school class.

Four: Walking into the University Student Union Hall and seeing everyone frozen, watching this on the TV monitors. 8| Positively chilling.

Eight: I heard about it the following day. During the actual event I was helping with a tribute to June Foray.

Eleven: Watching TV. What weird coverage. Noone needs a degree to become a journalist, or really know any kind of broadcasting standards either anymore I guess.
By the way, KNXT has announced their prediction that Lassie is president in 2004.

Thirteen: Oddly enough, I was experimenting with a new communications program that morning, and was talking to England via PalTalk. They were saying very odd things, like "I can't believe that could happen on American soil," ...and then my landlord came in and told me to come watch the news.. his daughter had called him to alert him to it.
We watched in revulsion and captive awe for the next 4 hours. :|


I could probably place where I was when a few other ones on the list happened too, but those are the clearest recollections.

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