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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.