Times Past

Apparently it is meme day here at the Pond. I found this via Vilma’s Realm and Spellbound. (Yes, I do read blogs beyond what is in my blog rolling. Blogs listed there are just my daily reads.)

Anyway, this is a pretty interesting look at how old we were when certain major (mostly American, sadly) evens occured. I’m one of those people who spend an awful lot of time looking back, and maybe not enough looking forward. This list sort of puts things into perspective. It is good to remember, but there reaches a time when we need to gently let go.

Note: Items in italics are ones I added myself, they are not part of the site I liked to above.

25 years old at the time of the Columbia Shuttle accident
24 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
22 years old on the first day of Y2K
20 years old when the Mars Pathfinder lands
20 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
17 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
17 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
16 years old when Kim Campbell, Canada’s first female Prime Minster, is sworn in
15 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
14 years old at the time of the failed Kremlin coup
13 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
12 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
9 years old when Andrew Warburton, a friend, goes missing in the woods in Nova Scotia
8 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
6 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
6 years old during Sally Ride’s travel in space
3 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
2 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began

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