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The Friday Question: Where were you when…?

December 5, 2008

After JFK was perforated by a disputed number of shooters back in the 60s, the popular question of the day was:

Do you remember where you were when you heard?

In the last 10 or 15 years we’ve had a few news events which have been worthy of the same question, in that you’ll probably never forget where you were when you were told, or when you first caught it on the news – be it televised, on the radio or online.

Throughout the day, this post will be updated with a fresh news event every couple of hours. Check what the event is then cast your mind back to where you were when you heard about it the first time.

Maybe you were playing a lament on the mandolin? Perhaps you were eating an iced lolly and reading some Proust? Or, more likely, perhaps you were playing with your nub on a soiled mattress until all goo came out of the buttonhole.

We’ll kick off with:

Where were you when you first heard that Princess Diana had died in that tunnel in France, then? Eh?

10.30 update:

Where were you when you heard about the London bombings on 7/7?