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broke wrote: Baby Jessica falling down the well
I have a vivid memory of this one even though it isn't my first memory. It was all over the news while it was happening.
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/14/world/italians-despair-as-boy-in-well-is-reported-dead.html



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Hogan beating Andre duh.

First big mainstream news story I remember of my life was probably the 1988 presidential election.

The 1989 earthquake came to mind quickly as well.



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khawk wrote: broke wrote: Baby Jessica falling down the well
I have a vivid memory of this one even though it isn't my first memory. It was all over the news while it was happening.
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/14/world/italians-despair-as-boy-in-well-is-reported-dead.html


A bit confused on this one.  I remember it vividly as well, but I don't think this happened in 1981.  I remember being much older.



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I remember Elvis dying but I was only 6 at the time and it really bothered me because he had the same birthday as my mom only a year older and when he died I thought my mom was going to die the next year.

The one that I really remember vividly was the gas shortage in 1979. I couldn't believe the lines for gas, and when we got hit with Sandy a few years ago and the lines came back it really reminded me of when I was a kid...only when Sandy hit, the people were much bigger assholes than they were in 1979. Back then, I don't remember any arguments or fistfights, just people waiting in line. Also back then I don't remember people filling their cars plus at least 20 gallons worth of little red cans, but that was happening during Sandy.



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srossi wrote: khawk wrote: broke wrote: Baby Jessica falling down the well
I have a vivid memory of this one even though it isn't my first memory. It was all over the news while it was happening.
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/14/world/italians-despair-as-boy-in-well-is-reported-dead.html


A bit confused on this one.  I remember it vividly as well, but I don't think this happened in 1981.  I remember being much older.

I remember it as well and it seemed to go on for ages.  When you think the Chileans were able to get 33 miners back all safe and sound from a harder situation, it says a lot about Italian competence.  I think one rescue attempt managed to shove him further down.



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srossi wrote: khawk wrote: broke wrote: Baby Jessica falling down the well
I have a vivid memory of this one even though it isn't my first memory. It was all over the news while it was happening.
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/14/world/italians-despair-as-boy-in-well-is-reported-dead.html


A bit confused on this one.  I remember it vividly as well, but I don't think this happened in 1981.  I remember being much older.

I should've just read the story.  This isn't about Baby Jessica, this is an Italian boy.  Baby Jessica happened in America maybe 5 or 6 years later.  I do vaguely recall that for a time, there were lots of kids falling down wells when no kid had every fallen down a well before or since.  But Baby Jessica was the really famous one.



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The JFK assassination. I was 4 and at my grandparents house in PA for Thanksgiving. I was watching TV when they interrupted for the news. I had no idea what was going on so I asked my grandmother. She wouldn't really tell me the details, only that something had happened then sent me to the bedroom to play!

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Beatles on Ed Sullivan is one of my earliest memories. The Apollo disaster where NASA lost 3 astronauts (Grissom White and Chaffe) in a horrible fire during pre-launch preparations is still vivid.

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BItterOldMan wrote: Beatles on Ed Sullivan is one of my earliest memories. The Apollo disaster where NASA lost 3 astronauts (Grissom White and Chaffe) in a horrible fire during pre a lunch preparations is still vivid.
As a kid I only knew the names Grissom, White and Chaffe because of the artificial oil islands in Long Beach named after them. 



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