Earliest major historical event you can remember?

Shane Warne bowling Mike Gatting with the ball of the century.

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All 97.

For a lot of the people who mentioned events in 97, I’m surprised they haven’t gone for the shocking events of Dunblane just a year earlier.

It was given massive media coverage at the time. Even as I type, I’m shocked at the events that transpired there. Really sad times :pensive:

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When was the Lockerbie terrorist attack?

Oh yeah, now you’ve said it, I do remember that. It was around my birthday. I remember Euro 96 quite well too, but didn’t think that constituted an historical event.

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Ages before, mate. I think @leper might remember that, seeing as he’s said Berlin Wall.

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With this, I can remember switching on ITV on a pleasant Saturday afternoon and seeing England on telly just about to kick off v Switzerland. I thought I had to wait for a whole week for England’s first live game on telly against Scotland.

Maybe it was youthful naivety or just not enough media coverage of a game (no social media, either) but I recall it being a nice memory just to tune in and watch football spontaneously :blush:

1976 Concorde Flight & Tiswas :rofl:

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@InvincibleDB10 ‘s will be the signing of the Magna Carta.

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That was Dec 1988. I don’t remember that at all. I know about it, but definitely wasn’t aware of it as a kid.

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I was gonna say Princess Diana dying, it is obviously the first thing that came to mind as a thirty year old, but I don’t actually think that’s an historically significant event beyond a cultural level. So I’d probably say The Good Friday Agreement when I was 8, I remember my parents talking animatedly about it and me not really being able wrap my head around the idea of a conflict like that existing within Britain.

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#Saturday…Saturday…#

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I think you win mate

That shitted up the weekend, football and everything good was cancelled. Also this:

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It totally ruined my weekend morning cartoon session, nothing but wall to wall fucking news.

Aside from that, love Stewart Lee. Seen him live three times, one of which was a three hour long show at the Royal Festival Hall when he was working out the second series of Comedy Vehicle and did the whole thing in one night.

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