Sunday, October 5, 2008

4000 Questions: Question #42: What significant historic events took place during your elementary school days?

I remember two big ones. The first occurred on January 28, 1986. I was in kindergarten. Most of the school (a very small school, approx 90 people) gathered in our large kindergarten room to watch the Space Shuttle Challenger take off. What a monumental occasion that was to be. You can imagine all did not go as planned.

The second event took place in 1989, I was 9 yrs old. Communism fell in Germany as the Berlin Wall came crashing down.

I have always had an emotional connection to these events. They both interested me a great deal when I was younger & even today whenever there is a TV special on one of these topics, I have to watch.

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