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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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What is the first big news story you remember?

For me it was either 9/11 or the queen's mother death.

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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

The sinking of the USS Thresher nuclear submarine in 1963. I was nearly 6 years old when it sank.


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The 1969 Landing on the Moon, we watched Armstrong walk on the moon on a black and white TV at school. I was in the first grade, I think. Man, I'm old!
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Skylab reentry.

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John Kennedy assassination. I was on the playground for recess.
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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

Landing on the moon and John Kennedys assassination. I remember my parents waking me and my brother up in the middle of the night to see the first men to walk on the moon on our black and white TV.
I remember mum telling me about the assassination when I got home from school.
I also remember Churchill's death and funeral. Still remember seeing that on TV.

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As I live in NY, I remember the NYC blackout and the son of Sam murders. I was about 7 and yes, many women were buying wigs they were so scared.
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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

The Cuban Missile Crisis for sure. It was scary for us kids and that had a lot to do with the adults around us being so fearful. The thing that some didn't realize is that the year prior,America had set up ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey. An agreement was reached in good part because Kennedy agreed to dismantle missiles at least in Turkey. Not to try to invade Cuba again,in my opinion,was the lesser part of the negotiated agreement.

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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

it was the moon landing for me.
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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

Honestly, it'd be 9/11.


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I'm not sure. moon landing? JFK's funeral procession? Fighting in Viet Nam.

I remember hearing on the TV that it was already Christmas in Viet Nam ....... and I thought those guys were lucky.
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Re: What is the first big news story you remember?

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The 1969 Landing on the Moon, we watched Armstrong walk on the moon on a black and white TV at school. I was in the first grade, I think. Man, I'm old!
I was five. My mother sat me down in front of the T.V. and said, "This is important. This is something you will remember for the rest of your life." And so far, I have.


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When Ronald Reagan was shot. I had just turned 9. My best friend and I got to watch one tv show every afternoon before we had to go play and we always watched the Brady Bunch hour. Not that day.
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The death of Elvis I think...


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