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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 10:39 am
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I remember Elvis' death the most vividly, but I am sure there are other stories I could recall if I thought about it. I was 8 when he died, and I know I have memories from well before that.

News-wise that's the one I remember best, probably because my birthday was three days later.



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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 08:30 pm
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I gotta go with the death of Richard J. Daley. I was 8. Man, that dominated the news for the longest time.

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I vaguely remember Reagan getting shot, but I vividly remember watching the Challenger blow up live. We were all in the A/V Room at school watching.



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Reagan beating Carter for the presidency. Soon after, the return of the Iranian hostages.

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For me it was the Bicentennial hoopla during the summer of 1976, when I was five. I remember watching Carter's inauguration the following January but I was really into the election of 1980. And, although this is hardly the first news story I remember, the Mount St. Helens eruption in May, 1980 was something that really fascinated me. From watching the news in the weeks prior to the major eruption, to watching a 20/20 episode about it after the mountain exploded (I remember watching that after getting home from a late Little League game), to seeing trace amounts of ash fall outside my third grade class window.



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It was Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel in November of 1977. He arrived there on a Saturday morning and as a result ABC, CBS, and NBC wiped out nearly all of their cartoon lineups. My mom tried to explain what a big event this was, but I was upset and not interested in hearing such explanations of global politics.

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I was playing Atari (already out dated at the time IIRC) at my uncle and aunts as they and my parents watched Baby Jessica be saved on TV.

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There were probably others before then, but the biggest news I could remember was when I was 10 and my entire classroom witnessed the Challenger explosion live on TV.
I mean, when it happened, everyone's jaws dropped, and girls in my class started crying.

Last edited on Sun May 13th, 2018 12:58 pm by Dr. Strangelove

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Richard Ramirez nightstalker; We lived in a yellow house and the news suggested he was targeting yellow houses. I was 5 and pissed off.



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Franchise wrote: Richard Ramirez nightstalker; We lived in a yellow house and the news suggested he was targeting yellow houses. I was 5 and pissed off.
This was the first big thing I remember as well. The panic was unreal. After this probably the Challenger explosion.



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Challenger shuttle exploding a minute into take off.

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Franchise wrote: Richard Ramirez nightstalker; We lived in a yellow house and the news suggested he was targeting yellow houses. I was 5 and pissed off.That guy killed my mom's best friend neighbor.  She told me she heard noises outside of the house but thought it was stray cat or dog outside. 



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Baby Jessica falling down the well



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