What was the best news story of your lifetime?

I suppose most of us would choose 9/11/01 as the worst, but what was the best? Do you remember where you were and who was with you when you heard about it? How did you react?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When the US put a man on the moon. I watched the whole thing on TV.

    Second Best, when the Berlin Wall came down.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The best news story of my lifetime was the newspapers, TV, and radio announcement in 1961 that John F. Kennedy had been elected President of the United States.

    I was 20 years old, not old enough to vote; but, my husband was 23, and voted for the first time. All our college friends were ecstatic over Kennedy's election. Here was a man, only a little over 20 years our age, giving us hope that there was a future: A future we could be a part of, a purpose we could contribute to.

    At the time of Kennedy's election, I was secretary to the Security Officer of General Dynamics at Altus Air Force Base, Altus, Oklahoma. My husband was working for a sub-contractor installing the Atlas Missile at various sites in Southwestern Oklahoma.

    We felt America was on the precipice of glory. We had our King Arthur! Jacqueline was our Guineviere!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably when I woke to the news of Saddam getting caught in a rat hole.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is news ever good? I think I subscribe to the wrong paper. All my paper has in it are sad/upsetting stories.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    headlines aren't very good to be honest. They aren't meant to be

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