What other big events do you remember exactly where you were when you heard?
The 9/11 questions got me thinking. What other big, national or international news events do you remember where you were when you heard about them?
I was in 5th grade when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. It was lunch time and the principal came in, blew his whistle for quiet and told us about it. After school, at home, we watched the replay on the news over and over again.
I was working at the wind tunnel in Marietta, Georgia when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated on reentry. One of the guys walked by my work station and said, "It looks like we lost the shuttle." I knew Columbia was schedule to land that morning but it didn't really hit me what he was saying until I got on the web and, after many tries, ended up getting the Chicago Tribune's web page to load (also about the only web page I could get to load on 9/11).
Those two and 9/11 are the only major non-personal events for which I have those types of memories. What about you?