questionswhat other big events do you remember exactly…

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I I drove a car for the first time on the day of the first moon landing. Well, perhaps drove is a bit of a stretch, since I was actually just three years old. While everyone else was huddled by the TV, I walked outside, climbed into the unlocked car that was parked on a hill and somehow released the parking brake, so wheeeeeee, the car started rolling down the hill. Fortunately someone else outside saw the car start to roll and managed to catch up to the car and hit the brakes. I still remember that so clearly...

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I was in math class when the Challenger happened. Yes, after all these years I remember which class it was.

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I remember sitting in Social Studies when the vice principal came in and announced that Reagan had been shot.

I was actually watching the live coverage of the Challenger when it exploded. My teacher had worked on some of the Apollo missions so he really into it and we had a television set brought into the classroom. He became physically ill after watching the accident.

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I was in grade school when our parents began showing up to pull us out after the JFK shooting; very uncertain time.
One of those 'what if' times: On a job interview that I really was interested in when my interview was interrupted by the ending of the Branch Davidian debacle. My prospective was a HHS employee who couldn't continue due to the deaths of the kids there.

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+1 for the Challenger.

Remember driving into NYC and the radio station we had on was playing all Grateful Dead. We were just about to go into a tunnel where there was a car completely engulfed in flames that were nearly reaching the ceiling of the tunnel that I postulated, "Huh. Wonder if something happened to Jerry." Found out on the other side of the tunnel that he had died. Not having been a Dead fan that one always sticks out.

Also remember working in the computer lab/book room when I heard/saw about Columbine.

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I was in high school AP English when Ronald Reagan got shot. There were only two of us in that class, and we met with the instructor in the library. She took us into one of the rooms with a television and we watched the live coverage. Other people, staff and teachers, made their way into the room, but I think we were the only two students watching the coverage.

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Only the Janet Jackson incident at the Super Bowl, which I didn't actually see.

The only reason I remember where I was for 9/11 is because people were talking about how this would be the question asked for our generation, like the other big dates for the generations before me. Self-fulfilling prophecy or I may have forgotten.

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I was eating lunch in the school cafeteria when word started going around about the Challenger exposion, my next class was with a teacher that had applied to be on that flight

I was in elementry school when Reagan was shot, we were brought into our classroom (we were coming back from art or music or gym) to watch the news on a television that had been rolled into our room

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Princess Diana. I was running errands and came home to see she had just been killed. It sticks with me because I lost my mom suddenly the year before and hoped the princes had some kind of loving support to get through it.

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I was outside playing with friends when I heard that Elvis died, mom was crying.
For Reagan shooting I was in 4th grade, we were outside at recess.
For Challenger I was in 9th grade history class, just before lunch. We ate lunch in the classroom glued to the TV.
For the Columbia disaster, I was asleep and the explosion was so loud it woke me up, went outside to see what the heck was so loud but didn't see anything, went back in turned on the TV and realized what had awakened me.
For Princess Diana I was heading out to run errands for work on my day off.
When Buck Wheat got shot in was sitting at home watching SNL.

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I just got back from my duties escorting some Kindergarten kids home as a crossing guard (I was 11 yrs. old). I walked into the classroom, still wearing my crossing guard attire, and everyone in the room was crying. I asked what happened and the teacher scolded me. I told her I was walking kids home from school, she then apologized and told me President Kennedy had been shot. Everything in town shut down for the next several days.

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@elforman: My son did the same thing when he was 6, but my friend and I chased the car and got it stopped. Scary!

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I was too young to remember Reagan's assassination attempt, but my stepmom went to high school with James Brady so I heard a lot about it over the years.

@dw1771, Someone saying, "Mr. Wheat" will forever haunt me.

Our entire elementary school (I was in 1st grade) went to the auditorium to watch the news and discuss the Challenger explosion.

I watched the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 7th Grade history class realizing it was a turning point in history.

I was stocking shelves at work when I heard about Kurt Cobain ending himself when I was 17.

I had just gotten home from practice when my step sister came over, flipped on the TV to see OJ racing down the 405 and asked why we hadn't been watching.

I was en route to a state bowling tournament when Columbia disintegrated.

Shortly after getting to work on 9/11 my boss mentioned that, "Some a-hole just crashed his plane into the World Trade Center". Not sure if truer words have ever been spoken.

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4 year old me was sitting in the living room watching TV when Challenger failed to launch and blew up.

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I remember Elvis dying. Not because I was a big fan, but because the banner at the bottom of the TV said “The King is dead”. I was only 10 at the time and hand no idea what they meant. Since I knew we didn’t have a king and England only had a Queen.

Of course I also remember the Challenger. I was in college studying to be an engineer. I always tried to watch the launches and landings so we saw that one live. I still remember the confusion about what happened at first. It felt like it lasted a long time.

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@funkadelic78: If you ever find SNL best of Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscipo as a news anchor saying "Buckwheat has been shot" will be forever etched in your mind.

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I was only a little over 1 year old when JFK was killed, but I can remember all of these other events that ya'll are talking about. I'll not bore you with details.

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Was just getting out of gym class when the news of Kennedy being shot came over the PA system. Was in a Problems of Democracy class when word came that he had died. My teacher was so upset he left the room crying.

Was sitting in the driveway playing with my kids when Elvis died.

Was talking to a friend on the phone when the Berlin Wall came down.

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I was sitting in my home office, doing some work, when I read the news that changed things forever...

Amazon bought Woot...

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I was getting some milk out of the refrigerator when i found out that Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler were Father/Daughter.
I haven't drank milk since.

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Shuttle Challenger disaster.