Do certain dates of events never fade from your mind?

@AmbiePam (46400)
United States
April 19, 2010 2:04pm CST
Today is April 19th. Fifteen years ago to this day a bomb tore apart the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I remember the place where I was shaking, and I was several miles away. I remember what I was wearing, and almost everything that I saw and heard that day. Do you recall certain events to the exact day and time? I guess it could be an anniversary of a day that is personal to you, but for example, I know my mother has told me she remembers the day, the time, and where she was when President Reagan was shot back in 1981. Anything to relate? 9/11 is still pretty much fresh in everyone's minds, so I know most of us remember that day.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
19 Apr 10
Not in the detail you describe, you even remember what you were wearing? That is one good memory, I barely remembered what I wore yesterday..If I can't use 911, then the best I can give you is a what and where. (sorry no date other than summer, not even the year, though I was a teenager.) I live in Ohio and all the neighbor hood kids went to Kings Island, (an amusement park for those who don't know), and I can't even remember why I didn't go, but on that day, a small earthquake hit. I lived in a suburban area where there are airplanes, but no trains, yet suddenly I heard and felt like a train was coming. (I know what this is like from where we'd go camping every year, it was close to a train track.) I didn't know until later what it was, but I do remember that my friends saying they didn't feel it because they were on a roller coaster..After hearing that, I was glad I didn't go, even though they were not hurt, the thought was too much for me..
@AmbiePam (46400)
• United States
19 Apr 10
You can use 9/11, I just figured it was a common memory because it was so recent. I have a good memory, but everything about that day 15 years ago was traumatic. I mean the building didn't just do one shake. You know that saying shake, rattle, and roll? I don't ever remember feeling walls shake like that. Everyone in the building thought my friend and I had dropped the spotlight. That wouldn't have made the big kaboom by itself, but it was all they could think of at the time. I don't know if you've heard of it, but at my school we had video school for some subjects. So we had TVs in the classroom. And that was what we watched all day. I was in 8th grade, so I imagine if we had been younger my teacher would not have exposed us to the coverage. I remember seeing this lovely red haired lady mad and sad. What I assumed was her mother (it was) kept trying to hug her, and she kept breaking out of her arms. A couple days later on the news I was able to put a name with a face. She had lost her two liitle boys (there was a daycare in the federal building) in the bombing.
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
19 Apr 10
I still remember the 9/11. I had an appointment at the haidresser and he had the radio on. I was reading a reader's digest magazine. I forgot what article I was reading at that time but other people in the waiting room where mentioning what was happening in America. At first I was incredulous until I heard the news. I thought they were mixing things up since they said another airplane hit the tower. I though it can't be true. I checked the date. It was not 1st April.
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• United States
19 Apr 10
I remember well both 9-11 and today. I was in Oklahoma in 1995, but a couple hours away when it occurred. I remember when I heard about it I ran over to the student union to the big screen television. I kept thinking, "the firefighters shouldn't be wearing 'okc' on the back"...it was haunting.
@phynx15 (248)
• India
19 Apr 10
yes ofcourse, it depends on the importance of the event in our life. We remember those events that has changed our life or effected our life and thought. But there are also certain things that we remember so clearly even though it was not important at all. Like a boy who pass his dung in the class when I was is the nursery. I could remember even the date and the time so clearly though it is not important at all. I think it is the work of the brain that collects whatever it feels appropiate or grabs things randomly.
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@Hatley (162113)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 10
hi ambiepam oh yes I remember 9/11 and the day Kennedy was assasinated and the date we were married March 26, 1958. I remember I was getting my hair done and the stylish was having problems cutting it because she was in tears as we all listened to the radio they had there. Another older stylist had to finish my hair cut. we were all more or less crying as it was just such a shock to us all.
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@1hopefulman (21457)
• Canada
20 Apr 10
The one that I remember the most was the the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Friday, November 22, 1963. The principal came into our classroom announced the news and we were send home.
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@dbeast (1500)
• India
20 Apr 10
There are certain good and bad events that stay put in the mind.The more you want to forget certain things you can never get it to get out of your head and the more you want to remember or recollect something we will never be able to do it.There are a number of event which we simply cant forget.The terrorist attacks,natural phenomenons etc.They are imprinted in the brain.
@AmbiePam (46400)
• United States
20 Apr 10
very true Love you avatar.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 May 10
Teh day after the OK bombing we were in Phoenix adn we had jst been in OK that day it happend but didnt know it till the next day wehn we got to Phoenix and turned on the tv. for 9?11 I was setting at puter and watching tv and I thought it was a commercial of a movie! then I realized I was watching all this as it happened here it was 6 AM
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@marmar75 (168)
• Australia
20 Apr 10
I can remember vividly watching the flash news of the 9-11 bombing. Since I didn't watch the start of the news (I was just passing by the living area), I thought at first that it was just a trailer of a new movie, and thought it was amazing that they'd do such visual effects. A few seconds later, I realized it was not a movie, but a real event. I was frozen on the spot, shocked at the news, and felt like crying, thinking of all those people who perished and all those people behind the attack who were so cruel and dared to murder hundreds of innocent people. I felt so sad that they could bear to do such an inhumane thing to good people who never did them wrong.
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@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
20 Apr 10
Hello AmbiePam my friend, I think most of the dates of events would fade over time. When I was small, I think I tended to remember every details of events, and remembered it very well. After I get older, I find myself almost forgot those special events. I never remembered the dates very good, despite the fact that the events was very serious. 9/11 of course is still in my mind, so unbelievable, never thought I would forget this date. And the 26/12/2004-asian tsunami, I knew that catastrophe on the following morning, and really shocked by this, another event that I think I never forget it.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
20 Apr 10
I remember the day that JFK was assassinated. I was 13 and in school, when the announcement was made. I remember going home and sitting with my parents and my siblings glued to the TV. I don't remember what I felt; I don't think I grasped the totality of the event.
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@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
20 Apr 10
if i need to remember any kind of the good day that i can remember very clearly