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Wed Aug 4, 2021, 09:58 PM

These all happened in 31 Days - Still Famous In History

What were you doing?

Chappaquiddick incident July 19 1969

Moon landing July 20 1969

Manson Murders August 8-9 1969

Woodstock August 1518 1969

Hurricane Camille August 17 1969 (one of only FOUR Category 5 hurricanes ever to make landfall in the continental United States, ranks as the 2nd most intense hurricane to strike the continental US).

and then "Celebration At Big Sur" September 1314 1969

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bobnicewander Aug 2021 OP
captain queeg Aug 2021 #1
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csziggy Aug 2021 #3
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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 10:04 PM

1. I must have my memories mixed up. I remember watching the moon landing

And I have a memory of mowing the lawn thinking g about the Manson murders and those memories are from different houses. Now that I think about it the Manson memories were probably during the trial.

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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 10:19 PM

2. I remember only two of them in real time.

The moon landing of course, and, oddly, Chappaquiddick. There was a lot of yelling about that among my parents and their friends.

Woodstock and the others I learned about later.

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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 10:21 PM

3. The summer before my senior year of high school

I remember watching the moon landing live. Maybe some of the network coverage of Woodstock. Coverage of Camille, but not very much.

Most of that summer was spent on horseback since by the time I went off to college I had to sell my horse so I was gone from the house from before dawn until dark every day. So I didn't watch much news that summer.

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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:40 PM

4. Oh, my. I'd forgotten

how close together all of those events were.

The Moon Landing is, for me, the most important of them. I was working at DCA, National Airport in Washington DC at the time, as a ticket agent. I don't recall any specifics of that day, but I was working a morning shift, went home, and turned on my TV to watch the coverage. I was very grateful that the Moonwalk was moved up several hours, which meant I could watch it in real time. I needed to be at work at about 6am the next morning, so I clearly couldn't stay up very late.

But my memories of watching the coverage remain vivid.

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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 01:37 AM

5. To be honest, except for the Moon landing, the Mets winning the World Series...

...made more of an impact on me than all the others put together...

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Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:06 AM

6. Wow, I was a kid at summer camp during all that time

Obviously, there was no TV there - let alone internets, LOL. But I do remember the moon landing, strangely enough. It was just luck that my friend Nancy and I were in the vicinity of the camp nurse's cabin at just the right time - and she happened to have a small b&w TV (probably the only one in all of camp) and saw us and invited us in to watch it! So I know where I was and will always remember seeing the moon landing.

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