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#289584 - 06/23/18 05:05 PM What's the Earliest News Event You Remember?
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This morning I was thinking about Stevie Ray Vaughan. Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that I remember hearing the news when Stevie Ray Vaughan died.

It had to have an impact to remember an event when I was four. Shortly after, Dad bought his last album: Family Style.

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#289585 - 06/23/18 05:45 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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The girls living net door burst into our yard, screaming, "The War is over, the war is over'...The war in question was WWII. I was happy because it meant Dad was coming home.

I was around when Pearl Harbor was attacked, but i didn't hear of it, although Dad was at the Army recruiter's office the next day when they opened. He was not alone...
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#289587 - 06/23/18 06:01 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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At this second the first news report I recall hearing was Reagan being shot.
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#289589 - 06/23/18 06:30 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
The girls living net door burst into our yard, screaming, "The War is over, the war is over'...The war in question was WWII. I was happy because it meant Dad was coming home.

I was around when Pearl Harbor was attacked, but i didn't hear of it, although Dad was at the Army recruiter's office the next day when they opened. He was not alone...

I did not know you have been on earth for that long.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289593 - 06/23/18 07:54 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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They don't call me "Geezer" for nuthin"....
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#289595 - 06/23/18 08:17 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Not the earliest but best remembered from childhood was the footage of a PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. mob assaulting two British army officers, who were handed over to and killed by the IRA.

Remember earlier news events like the Brighton hotel bombing, but watching the assault as a kid, in disbelief that this could be happening in the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/army_corporals_killed_at_ira_funeral


Edited by Ren (06/23/18 08:17 PM)

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#289598 - 06/23/18 08:38 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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The later Apollo launches. Mission unknown but they were the first 'big' news things I remember.

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#289610 - 06/23/18 11:36 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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The launch of John Glenn and Friendship Seven. Boy those were some times.

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#289622 - 06/24/18 02:18 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Suez Canal Crisis

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#289623 - 06/24/18 02:31 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
The girls living net door burst into our yard, screaming, "The War is over, the war is over'...The war in question was WWII. I was happy because it meant Dad was coming home.

I was around when Pearl Harbor was attacked, but i didn't hear of it, although Dad was at the Army recruiter's office the next day when they opened. He was not alone...


I thought perhaps the French- Indian Wars! grin
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