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it would have to be either 7/7 or Tony Blair Resigning , which ever came first.
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Madeline Mcann, i then assumed my parents would abandon me everytime we went on holiday so would always take reserve money (which was like £1.90 of pocket money) and try to figure out how i would get home if they did.
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There was some hostage situation in the Bosnian War, which I had always confused with the Gulf War despite that being before I was born.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Madeline Mcann, i then assumed my parents would abandon me everytime we went on holiday so would always take reserve money (which was like £1.90 of pocket money) and try to figure out how i would get home if they did.
If your parents intentionally abandoned you, I doubt they’d be pleased to see you return home.
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If your parents intentionally abandoned you, I doubt they’d be pleased to see you return home.
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Saddam Hussein being captured
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Lol, no offence. JK
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Lol, no offence. JK
Abandonment is just a bit of a sensitive issue with me is all
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When the Muslims blew up the world trade center
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9/11 - I was 6 when it happened, my mum always had the news channels on in the morning and I remember it being literally everywhere. Even at that age you could discern the magnitude of the event, horrible.
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It was a celebration day to Muslims, September 11th is like a holy day in Islam now
I'm not even going to take this bait. :rolleyes:
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I remember the Dr Shipman trial and worrying he was under my bed at night waiting to poison me with a needle.
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Princess Diana's death. I can't remember any news stories before this date.
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9/11 for me... that is to say the one that struck me most. There's a few from the 90's that one remembers like Blairs landslide etc.
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The Queen Mother dying.
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Anything from the mid 90s onwards so various IRA bombings, Dunblane etc.

Although I certainly remember being a kid at the time with school memories and whatnot, I was bit too young to remember the Bulger killings, certainly too young for Freddie Mercury's death as I wasn't "news conscious" then or aware of world affairs.

John Major was the first prime minister I remember though, I was doing my year 6 SATS at the time Blair won his landslide majority, my primary school got the day off that day as it was used as a polling station.
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That Titanic was one of the highest grossing films of the year.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Abandonment is just a bit of a sensitive issue with me is all
My bad. I take back my previous comment. I apologise
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The Queen Mother dying.
Weird how I remember this but I don't have any recollection of 'more major' news stories that happened around the same time like 9/11 or the Spice Girls splitting up.
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Princess Diana's death. So late 90s.
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