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#289628 - 06/24/18 06:37 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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That I can put a date with would be the '76 Bicentennial.

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#289631 - 06/24/18 08:21 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that I remember hearing the news when Stevie Ray Vaughan died.

My memory of him being born seems like it was just yesterday...

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#289632 - 06/24/18 08:35 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: haertig]
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Originally Posted By: haertig
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that I remember hearing the news when Stevie Ray Vaughan died.

My memory of him being born seems like it was just yesterday...

How could you have memories of him being born? Did you know his family?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289633 - 06/24/18 11:04 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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A tongue-in-cheek joke Jeanette - indicating how old I am relative to you (probably the same situation holds for many ETS forum members!) OK, I'm not quite THAT old to remember his birth, but dang near close. It was just a joke...

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#289634 - 06/24/18 11:16 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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1975 - The fall of Saigon.

I was young and remember seeing the TV news - but not understanding what it was all about. I do recall though being amazed at the choppers ditching into the ocean beside the Navy ships and also, the many choppers being tossed overboard off the ships after they unloaded.

Hold the politics please.
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#289635 - 06/24/18 11:21 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: haertig]
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Originally Posted By: haertig
A tongue-in-cheek joke Jeanette - indicating how old I am relative to you (probably the same situation holds for many ETS forum members!) OK, I'm not quite THAT old to remember his birth, but dang near close. It was just a joke...

Oh. It would be an interesting coincidence if you knew his mother, Martha. We could exchange stories.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289636 - 06/25/18 01:00 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
1975

I was young and remember seeing the TV news - but not understanding what it was all about. I do recall though being amazed at the choppers ditching into the ocean beside the Navy ships and also, the many choppers being tossed overboard off the ships after they unloaded.


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#289637 - 06/25/18 02:05 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I remember the name Adlai Stevenson (1956), but had no clue as to who he was or significance. I seem to recall JFK being elected (1960), but it didn’t mean much at the time; when John Glenn orbited the Earth (1962) it seemed important because the teachers were all excited; I remember where I was sitting when I heard JFK had been assassinated (1963).

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#289638 - 06/25/18 03:03 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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1972 the olympic summer games in Munich
There was a lot of media coverage (we basically had only 3 TV broadcast channels then).
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#289640 - 06/25/18 03:26 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Russ]
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[quote=Russ] I seem to recall JFK being elected (1960), but it didn’t mean much at the time; when John Glenn orbited the Earth (1962) it seemed important because the teachers were all excited; I remember where I was sitting when I heard JFK had been assassinated (1963). [/quote

I cast my first vote in 1960. Working in my first permanent job, I put the visitor center flag at half-mast when JFK was assassinated...
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