Twitter user @shararehdrury asked their followers to share the first major news story they remembered as a child. The responses varied, based on age of course, but also where they grew up. It's a fascinating look back through some of the most unforgettable moments of the 20th century. Be sure to vote up the events that resonate with you.
Curious... What was the first major news story you remember as a child?— Sharareh Drury (@shararehdrury) September 1, 2021
The Challenger space shuttle exploding. I was in 5th grade and like most teachers, my teacher had it on and we were all watching as the first teacher selected to go to space was speeding up into the sky. Then Challenger exploded.— Shiloh Walker (@shilohwalker) September 1, 2021Memorable moment?
The US leaving Vietnam.— Eric the Cipher (@EricThePage) September 1, 2021
I vaguely remember talk of Watergate and Patty Hearst but I have vivid memories of seeing helicopters dumped into the sea from the deck of a carrier and being told they were making room for more people when I asked why they were doing that. pic.twitter.com/FKCbuWCN9TMemorable moment?