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    "Everyone remembers where they were when..."

    So, where were you when you heard about all these so called events?

    I remember hearing of Diana's death on the morning news, probably about 10am and everyone else in the family was out.

    Twin Towers, I was up screwing around with some assignment, and someone on MSN told me that they'd attacked the White House, and I was like "Go away, I'm working". Kept on messaging me basically the same thing, thought it was a virus. Blocked the person. Got bored about 10 minutes after that and looked at the news on the net, and saw it.

    Was sitting over my porridge when I read of Ned Kelly being apprehended in the Battle of Glenrowan.

    Chuck your own events and stuff in.

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    Diana's death, was watching a movie when a ticker came up on the screen saying she had been in a car accident. About a hour later the news said she died.

    9/11, was around 7 in the morning getting ready for school listening to a comedy radio station, they said something about planes flying into the twin towers, my mother said 'They aren't serious?' and me joking said 'Na they're having you on.' Turned the TV on about two minutes later to see a replay of them hitting the towers. When to school and we had a class lesson about it (teacher was American).

    Others, um:
    Aryton Senna's death, watching the race live on TV my first memory of F1.
    Hillary's death, on the internet, went to bbcnews.com was the headline.
    Year 2000, in front of computer watching to see if it would glitch or whatever, then back to drinking.

    Will think of more as they come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    So, where were you when you heard about all these so called events?

    I remember hearing of Diana's death on the morning news, probably about 10am and everyone else in the family was out.

    Twin Towers, I was up screwing around with some assignment, and someone on MSN told me that they'd attacked the White House, and I was like "Go away, I'm working". Kept on messaging me basically the same thing, thought it was a virus. Blocked the person. Got bored about 10 minutes after that and looked at the news on the net, and saw it.

    Was sitting over my porridge when I read of Ned Kelly being apprehended in the Battle of Glenrowan.
    Chuck your own events and stuff in.


    I was in Kmart for Diana...just got home from uni and turned on ABC to 'When We Were Kings', walked into the kitchen, came back to the loungeroom and the attacks were on TV for September 11. Thought 'this isn't When We Were Kings', flicked through the channels and realised something was happening.

    I actually shot Ned Kelly.
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    25/5/2005, a sad day for football.
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    Was at school on the 7/7 bombings happened, we didn't find out until about 1pm, came as a real shock. Same with 9/11, although I was a lot younger, 7 I think, was at primary school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    25/5/2005, a sad day for football.
    Trying your best to rival the Scousers in the bad loser competition, I see.

    Di's death I heard of in school - we all gathered around in a ring for some reason. Never got the fuss, don't think anyone else did.

    9/11 I was cycling home from school - got home with mum reading all kinds of news websites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Was at school on the 7/7 bombings happened, we didn't find out until about 1pm, came as a real shock. Same with 9/11, although I was a lot younger, 7 I think, was at primary school.
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    Was watching telly when I found out about Diana & 9/11.

    For Diana I'd been on the lash the night before (it was a Saturday night I think) & turned on the box about 11 to wall-to-wall coverage.

    I saw 9/11 unfold live, pretty much. I'd taken day off because my car was being MOT'd so was having lazy day of toss daytime telly when it all kicked off. Saw the second plane strike live.

    For the 2005 Ashes I was on a training course in another office (Peterborough) on the fifth day at The Oval so didn't have comp access; one of me mates was supplying me with text updates. When Vaughan went just before lunch with the score at like 120-5 I thought we'd jizzed it away again. After it wound up at about 4 I ran back to my car, but then was too gutless to listen to it on the way home too despite our relative safety by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Trying your best to rival the Scousers in the bad loser competition, I see.
    Well, tbf we didn't really lose to them, though admittedly I was supporting Milan in the final.

    FWIW I don't remember when I found out about Diana's death really, I just remember being extremely bored with the TV being stuck on the news channel literally all day. 9/11, came home from school and found it on the news. Again, probably because I was still quite young, I was bored with it being on the news endlessly, I thought at the time there's only so many times you can have death tolls and speeches by Bush rammed home.

    Then the tsunami, was at the dinner table quite late on boxing day evening, was told my a grandparent, it being boxing day I had not watched TV or been on the internet to find out about it before then. I was in the kitchen (having turned the TV off out of nerves) when the phone rang and dad was on the other end telling me we'd won the European Cup.

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    I remember Diana's death vividly, I was extremely upset. Channel 4 were going to that Teletext news thing instead of the Pink Panther. (Hey, I was 4, I didn't give a ****.)

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    Diana's death I came downstairs to be told of by my mother

    9/11 I was on a free period in school. I was in U6, in the common room, one of the lads came over and said "guess what Palestine have done?! They've blown up the world trade centre"

    As it emerged what really happened, any sixth formers on free periods just piled into lower school lessons in any room with a TV, nobody bothered to carry on teaching that afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    I remember Diana's death vividly, I was extremely upset. Channel 4 were going to that Teletext news thing instead of the Pink Panther. (Hey, I was 4, I didn't give a ****.)
    Makes me feel old to hear of people who remember Diana's death being just 4 at the time. ****.

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