27 years ago today...a spinoff.

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Off the top of my head........

I recall Reagan being shot. Remember that it was all over the news and they kept playing the footage over and over.
Same year, I think, MTV went live.
A few years later, I remember sitting in a jr. high home ec classroom and watching the Challenge shuttle blow up on live TV.
Same here. I was in fifth grade in Salinas California. When the Challenger shuttle blew up we were watching it in school. I remember seeing a large Goodyear blimp floating around the same day also on my walk home
 

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Family members say I got mad when they interrupted cartoons on TV for some of the Nixon/Watergate coverage but I don't remember that.
I do remember the assistant principal, on the day Reagan took office, announcing over the intercom that the American hostages had been freed.
 

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I barely remember the moon landing. I vividly remember watching Vietnam war footage every day on the news. I was 8 when they brought the troops home, I remember thinking they'd have a parade like I'd seen footage of when the GIs came home in 1945.
 

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Not the first newsworthy story for me, but the first really big story I was a very small part of.

Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. I worked for Littleton PD at the time. Even though the school was just outside the city the entire PD responded. I had worked a night shift and just got home 45 mins away when my pager went off. Headed back down, couldn't get close to the school, so went to the PD. They didn't have anyone working the districts so I stayed and worked patrol for almost another 18 hours. I don't recall getting a single call...the city was eerily quiet all that day and all night with almost no one out. I had more people come up to me and thank me for being a police officer on that day than I did every day combined for my entire career.

I went inside the school the early the next morning to escort one of our evidence techs. To say it was horrific would be a gross understatement. That incident sure changed a lot about how we responded to active shooters.
 

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Mine was JFK assassination. I was in 2nd grade, had come home for lunch. Was sitting in the floor, in front of the TV and watched it. I went to my bedroom and didn't come out, until the next morning. All I could ask Dad or Mom was, "why would somebody do that?"
 

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