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I was 11 years old during the 1965 blackout. I remember it being a normal day however, when the lights went out, my home life changed dramatically if only for a time. I was at home with my mother and sisters, ages 6 and 5. It was dinner time and we had an electric...[more]

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I was about 9 years old, living w/my parents on Long Island. We were watching Charlies Angles on TV when all of a sudden the picture went away and static appeared. We didn't have cable so the signal was coming from the broadcast antenna on top of the World Trade...[more]

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At the time of the great Northeastern blackout,I was a boarding student at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts.I recall the great excitement that having the lights go out created. After all, the prospect of not having to study that evening was a delicious...[more]

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I'm referring to the 1965 blackout, when I was a junior in high school. I remember it being a bit frightening, although I guess I'm not the easily frightened type, because I don't recall a feeling of horror. Things ran through everyone's minds as to the blackout...[more]

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i was working on wall street and for some reason stopped to fix mu makeup, as i ran down the stairs to get my train it was just pulling out. i was so mad at myself as i knew i would have to wait. well as we stood there the lights flickered once or twice and then it...[more]

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I was 6 years old and playing in the living room with a wooden, oval shaped paddle ball toy that was popular at the time. I decided to see how high I could hit the rubber ball and started to hit it at the ceiling, not far from the lighting fixture. All of a sudden, the...[more]

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