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Posted: 4/21/2016 11:00:37 AM EDT
Good or bad, doesn't matter.
I'd say, Reagan being shot, or 9/11. Maybe the fall of the Berlin wall.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:02:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Swampgrass:
Good or bad, doesn't matter.
I'd say, Reagan being shot, or 9/11. Maybe the fall of the Berlin wall.
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End of the Vietnam War, Reagan being shot, each of the shuttle crashes, 9/11, Obama being elected.

I remember where I was for each of these horrible events that befell our great country.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:04:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 11:09:10 AM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
Biggest impact events have been 9/11, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire.



 
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:04:16 AM EDT
Berlin Wall and 9/11 were the ones that instantly came to mind.



Challenger as well.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:06:09 AM EDT
al gore inventing the interwebz
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:09:21 AM EDT
Maybe the tsunami in Indonesia, not very often mother nature kills 250k people in a day.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:13:09 AM EDT
9/11.  The effect it had on my business and on me personally still impacts me today.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:13:20 AM EDT

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Maybe the tsunami in Indonesia, not very often mother nature kills 250k people in a day.
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Watching portions of Japan basically washed away by tsunami on live TV was pretty damn surreal, too.



 
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:14:12 AM EDT
Kennedy, MLK and Bobby being killed/Moon landings/Challenger disaster/Berlin wall...

Niners beating Dallas in the playoffs on the way to their first super bowl was awesome!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:14:42 AM EDT
Collapse of the USSR is probably the biggest impact notable event in my time. Sometimes I think we would be better off if they were still around. Seemed like all the little regional conflicts were minimal since everybody was on one side or the other and their minders mostly kept them in check. It would also serve as a good example to the wannbe socialists of today what kind of life is afforded the people by a big totalitarian state like the one they want to create. Most of the social justice crowd was born post collapse and has no recollection of what collectivism actually achieves.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:16:26 AM EDT
I remember watching the Challenger blow up in HS.
Was in Germany when the Wall fell.

I watched the downfall of America.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:52:39 AM EDT
Cuban Missile Crisis.  Dad was an aerospace engineer and worked on the B-52 (among other projects).  He was a former naval officer and my uncle was a naval medical officer aboard a carrier at the time.  You could tell  the danger level not so much by the words but how things were said or left unanswered.  We have been close to the brink since, but during the crisis most of the public understood, at least superficially, how bad it was.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:54:07 AM EDT
The Moon landings.



Fall of the Soviet Union.



Reunification of Germany.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:01:33 PM EDT
I saw sputnik when it was the only satellite in the sky.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:59:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
The Moon landings.

Fall of the Soviet Union.

Reunification of Germany.
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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:19:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Swampgrass:
Good or bad, doesn't matter.
I'd say, Reagan being shot, or 9/11. Maybe the fall of the Berlin wall.
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Probably the mass migration into Europe.

Few realize the future impact.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:23:02 PM EDT
good thing i wasn't alive to see Columbus land in the new world

because according to GD, that was no big deal

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:20:27 PM EDT
First man in space, Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK assassination,Vietnam, Moon landing, Watergate, both Shuttle losses, 9/11
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:22:06 PM EDT
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I saw sputnik when it was the only satellite in the sky.
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Me too.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:25:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:27:24 PM EDT
Moon landings, Mount St. Helens, Challenger, Fall of the Iron Curtain, 9/11
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:28:09 PM EDT
Fall of the Soviet Union
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:28:54 PM EDT
The dissolution of the USSR is the "biggest thing" to happen in any of the lifetimes of those born after 1945.
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Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:


First man in space, Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK assassination,Vietnam, Moon landing, Watergate, both Shuttle losses, 9/11
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Pretty much covers it.



 
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:44:39 PM EDT
The Death of America
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:45:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ashraam:
Berlin Wall and 9/11 were the ones that instantly came to mind.

Challenger as well.
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Yeah, those three came to mind as well.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:46:35 PM EDT
9/11 and collapse of the ussr.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:47:13 PM EDT
Obama
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:54:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:55:02 PM EDT
The marriage of Kanye and Kim.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:01:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
First man in space, Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK assassination,Vietnam, Moon landing, Watergate, both Shuttle losses, 9/11
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We must be about the same age, we have a similar list.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:02:59 PM EDT
Lots of historical events have occurred in my 47 years, but watching 9/11 happening on live TV has had the most profound and lasting effect.

1DD
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:03:25 PM EDT
Moon landing.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:06:55 PM EDT
Man landing on the moon.  I didn't see it as we didn't have TV but I heard it live on radio.  Next morning I saw the picture of Armstrong descending from the leg of the lunar lander on the news paper.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:57 PM EDT
End of WW2, Sputnik, lunar landing, Reagan's election, USSR collapse, 9/11
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:14:26 PM EDT
Probably the collapse of the USSR.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:16:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
The Moon landings.

Fall of the Soviet Union.

Reunification of Germany.



   
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:17:02 PM EDT
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Apollo missions
Fall of the USSR
9/11- it is the catalyzing event that pulled us into other larger wars, some of which are still on the horizon (our Pearl Harbor if you will).
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:17:20 PM EDT
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I dunno:
Korean "war"
Kennedy shot, (and killed BTW)
Vietnam "war"
Nixon resignation
Moon Landing
Reagan shot, (he lived)
Fall of the Berlin wall
Desert Storm
Rise of the Muslim hoard
Twin Towers
Bottled water as a "thing"
New Post Office in our town

Always something going on in the world
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:17:26 PM EDT
9/11, Berlin Wall falling, Tiananmen Square.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:20:24 PM EDT
I think there is still more to see. Events  happen so fast that the shock value isn't there.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:22:04 PM EDT
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The requirement of crap Ethanol gas back in the 70's. All kinds of vehicle breakdowns and fuel hose repairs from this crap. Older carbs had a devil of a time to get tuned to run on this shit.

55 MPH on highways back in 74.

JFK getting shot in Dallas----live on black/white TV.

The biggest that brought tears to my eyes was the Challenger explosion.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:24:02 PM EDT
Osama getting his skull air cooled
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:29:51 PM EDT
The introduction of Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers.

Best leg opener EVER.

Then the 80s ended and stupid Congress increased the tax on wine to $1.07 a gallon.

Probably called the bill the "Cock Block Asset Reallocation Bill of 1991" or something stupid.  Those fuckers.

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:29:55 PM EDT
For me was to see Mt. St. Helens blow up.

I was 10 years old and remember these funny looking clouds coming my way.



It was pretty impressive and scared the hell out of me until we figured out what happened.
It's strange for everything to go dark in the middle of the afternoon and these strange clouds appear, then the ash started to fall.

At first I thought it was the end of the world.....
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:31:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The introduction of Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers.

Best leg opener EVER.

Then the 80s ended and stupid Congress increased the tax on wine to $1.07 a gallon.

Probably called the bill the "Cock Block Asset Reallocation Bill of 1991" or something stupid.  Those fuckers.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:35:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stump70:
I remember watching the Challenger blow up in HS.
Was in Germany when the Wall fell.

I watched the downfall of America.
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I remember watching the Challenger explode as well but I was in the 2nd grade. 9/11 tops the charts though
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:37:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stump70:
I remember watching the Challenger blow up in HS.
Was in Germany when the Wall fell.

I watched the downfall of America.
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I'm going with this one...
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:38:05 PM EDT
First major event I remember was man going to the moon.  After that, too many to list.  I'll just say that I've been seeing things over the last ten to fifteen years I never believed I would see.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:45:46 PM EDT
The obvious big events have already been mentioned.

I'll add the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:01:44 PM EDT
Let's see...

Sputnik
Berlin Wall
Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy Assassination
Moon Landing
End of the Soviet Union
9/11
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