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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 10:52 PM
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1. My lifetime, alas, extends a lot further back
I'd say the assassination of President Kennedy, and five years later, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, were much bigger deals for me.

For my parents' generation, World War II has to have been of far greater import than any of these things.
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  -Where does Bin Laden's death place in historic events in your lifetime? Renew Deal  May-02-11 10:47 PM   #0 
  - My lifetime, alas, extends a lot further back  frazzled   May-02-11 10:52 PM   #1 
  - I wasn't around for that and Vietnam  Renew Deal   May-02-11 10:55 PM   #3 
     - June 6, 1968  Art_from_Ark   May-03-11 07:22 AM   #78 
  - More people will remember where they were when they heard Princess Diana died  leftstreet   May-02-11 10:54 PM   #2 
  - I remember where I was.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 10:56 PM   #4 
  - I remember where I was for all of them  texastoast   May-02-11 11:02 PM   #10 
     - I got a call last night saying I need to turn on the TV because Obama was going to speak  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:18 PM   #17 
        - I woke my husband up to tell him something was going on  csziggy   May-02-11 11:55 PM   #49 
  - JFK, MLK, RFK, John Lennon, 9/11, Obama wins, Osama loses. (eom)  NYC_SKP   May-02-11 10:57 PM   #5 
  - No Berlin wall?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 10:59 PM   #6 
     - I was somehow less connected to world events during those years...  NYC_SKP   May-02-11 11:08 PM   #13 
        - the moon landing  oldhippydude   May-02-11 11:52 PM   #45 
  - I don't think it makes my top 20 list  Duer 157099   May-02-11 10:59 PM   #7 
  - My last hangover.  cliffordu   May-02-11 11:00 PM   #8 
  - TMI. nt  Capitalocracy   May-03-11 03:14 AM   #69 
  - not sure about your 7 but i would put 4,5, and 6 before Bin Laden's death  JI7   May-02-11 11:01 PM   #9 
  - Maybe 4 and 5, but not 6.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:14 PM   #15 
     - i think it might take a while to see also  JI7   May-02-11 11:47 PM   #41 
  - My list  nevergiveup   May-02-11 11:03 PM   #11 
  - MOON LANDING  1620rock   May-02-11 11:05 PM   #12 
     - How could I forget that! I was thinking of bad events, I guess. n/t  csziggy   May-02-11 11:53 PM   #48 
  - the older you are , the longer the list  SoCalDem   May-02-11 11:13 PM   #14 
  - You were alive when the Panama Canal was built?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:16 PM   #16 
     - we were stationed at Albrook AFB.. a few miles away from the canal  SoCalDem   May-02-11 11:22 PM   #20 
        - I didn't know the canal was a target.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:23 PM   #22 
           - an ICBM could have done the trick, but lucky for us all they never did  SoCalDem   May-02-11 11:45 PM   #39 
  - barely rates a mention at the very end, if that nt  msongs   May-02-11 11:18 PM   #18 
  - Are you over 150 years old?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:20 PM   #19 
  - I agree.  Luminous Animal   May-02-11 11:41 PM   #34 
  - Mine are the defeat of Nazi Germany and the surrender of Japan.  demosincebirth   May-02-11 11:22 PM   #21 
  - Those are pretty freaking significant.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:24 PM   #23 
  - These lists are complicated. Four events are on mine  Stinky The Clown   May-02-11 11:25 PM   #24 
  - It's pretty big  whatchamacallit   May-02-11 11:26 PM   #25 
  - John Lennon's death. It suprised me a great deal the wide range of people who loved and deeply  bettyellen   May-02-11 11:27 PM   #26 
  - Was the attempt on Reagan as depressing as the assasinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, Lennon?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:41 PM   #32 
     - No, because he survived and they played down the seriousness  csziggy   May-03-11 12:03 AM   #54 
     - the Reagan shooting was a scary blip, not nearly as bad as Lennon. John touched people I think  bettyellen   May-03-11 06:51 AM   #70 
  - Civil Rights Movement, Cuban Missle Crisis, Vietnam, for me.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-02-11 11:27 PM   #27 
  - You're the only to mention Vietnam.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:41 PM   #35 
  - The death of another asshole  nadinbrzezinski   May-02-11 11:27 PM   #28 
  - Saddam?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:39 PM   #31 
     - Sadam even less significant  nadinbrzezinski   May-02-11 11:41 PM   #33 
        - I didn't want to age you.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:42 PM   #36 
  - 1. 2008 presidential election 2. 9/11 3. Katrina 4. Columbia Shuttle disaster  Paradoxical   May-02-11 11:28 PM   #29 
  - 9/11 and Bin Laden must be weird for you.  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:44 PM   #38 
  - 9/11 is the single most influential event in my life. It has pervaded my consciousness.  Paradoxical   May-02-11 11:49 PM   #44 
     - The Cuban Missile Crisis was the same for me  csziggy   May-03-11 12:12 AM   #57 
  - My daughter is 21. Shock and Awe would be on her list. She protested  Luminous Animal   May-03-11 12:14 AM   #58 
  - It is a bit disturbing that most people put death high up on their list of historic events...  Luminous Animal   May-02-11 11:34 PM   #30 
  - Partly that is how we teach history  nadinbrzezinski   May-02-11 11:42 PM   #37 
  - That is why I used "The People's History" to teach my homeschooled daughter  Luminous Animal   May-03-11 12:00 AM   #51 
  - Wouldn't the death of your "idols" make a big impression?  Renew Deal   May-02-11 11:45 PM   #40 
     - Sure, the fact and how they were killed can make a big personal impression but I think  Luminous Animal   May-02-11 11:57 PM   #50 
        - May Day is a PUURRRFECT example  nadinbrzezinski   May-03-11 12:38 AM   #60 
           - We (collectively) used to know, though. It really is sad that that knowledge has all  Luminous Animal   May-03-11 12:42 AM   #63 
  - It doesn't make the top 100  Truth2Tell   May-02-11 11:47 PM   #42 
  - Not even comparable to the Arab Spring or Wikileaks, and those are still happening.  JackRiddler   May-02-11 11:47 PM   #43 
  - I definitely could add Wikileaks to my list. I don't think the Arab Spring  Luminous Animal   May-03-11 12:02 AM   #53 
  - The Egyptian revolution alone is arguably the biggest thing to happen since the Soviets fell.  JackRiddler   May-03-11 07:23 AM   #79 
  - Lets just look at the last 10 years...  JackRiddler   May-03-11 08:44 AM   #82 
  - Meh.  Lucian   May-02-11 11:52 PM   #46 
  - Bin Laden - pffffft. Not in my top ten list of historic events  csziggy   May-02-11 11:52 PM   #47 
  - I'm 57 and would put it midway in the top 20 events of my lifetime though I'm sure I'm forgetting ..  Rowdyboy   May-03-11 12:01 AM   #52 
  - It doesn't seem v. impt. to me.  snot   May-03-11 12:10 AM   #55 
  - I have to include JFK's assination in that  MiniMe   May-03-11 12:11 AM   #56 
  - Sorry, not in my top 10.  LibDemAlways   May-03-11 12:33 AM   #59 
  - Would've preferred to bring him in alive; however,  pfitz59   May-03-11 12:39 AM   #61 
  - Wow you must be young...  cherokeeprogressive   May-03-11 12:40 AM   #62 
  - All I know is that my list is topped by the cancellation of 'The Facts of Life'  Adenoid_Hynkel   May-03-11 12:46 AM   #64 
  - It's a Pyrrhic victory at best  alarimer   May-03-11 12:50 AM   #65 
  - Here are mine  Moral_Imagination   May-03-11 02:07 AM   #66 
  - Huh, you place "Bin Laden killed" over "Soviet Union collapses"?  howard112211   May-03-11 02:41 AM   #67 
  - Illustrates the farcical nature of the pretend-Cold War (GWOT) compared to the real one...  JackRiddler   May-03-11 07:24 AM   #80 
  - The extinction of the dinosaurs hit me pretty hard... n/t  pipi_k   May-03-11 03:12 AM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-03-11 06:54 AM   #71 
  - taking out the trash, OBL killed.  Kip Humphrey   May-03-11 06:54 AM   #72 
  - I just don't see his death having that much importance in the grand scheme of things.  marmar   May-03-11 06:55 AM   #73 
  - I don't know.  mmonk   May-03-11 06:59 AM   #74 
  - Mine  sarge43   May-03-11 07:01 AM   #75 
  - In my life, on a national/international level  Art_from_Ark   May-03-11 07:14 AM   #76 
  - Not even the top 50.  hobbit709   May-03-11 07:16 AM   #77 
  - 1. 9/11 2. Obama elected 3. Fall of USSR 4. Berlin Wall 5. 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami  jpljr77   May-03-11 07:44 AM   #81 
 

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