I had this conversation with my DD this morning....
R: "Mom, do you remember when E.T. was invented?"
Me: "I think 1982"
R: "Were you alive in 1982?"
Me: (laughing) "Yes, honey, I was."
I have to say it made me think of the things I've been alive and around for.
I was born in 1976. July, to be exact. I'm not old -- but I'm sure my kids think I am!
So I googled events by year, and I came up with this: http://www.infoplease.com/year and found out that I was alive when...
Star Wars debuted in theatres
Elvis Presley died
Sony introduces the Walkman...the first portable stereo
John Lennon was assasinated
CNN was launched
AIDS was first identified
IBM introduces the first PC, using MS-DOS
The FCC authorizes Motorola to begin testing cellular phone service in Chicago.
British scientists report the opening of an enormous hole in the earth's ozone layer over Antarctica.
Nuclear accident at Chernobyl
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes (saw it on TV at school)
Nintendo is released.
Wow -- some of these things don't seem like they happened all that long ago. It reminds me that, someday, my kids will be reading about 9-11 and other current events (wasn't that just yesterday??) in history class.