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I was at work in Piscataway, when two times the lights dimmed and computers rebooted. Everyone thought it was just a regular power surge probably caused by faulty switch, or slightly increased demand for power.

Slightly later on we heard it in the news that there...[more]

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I was seven years old. I lived on the 36th floor of my apartment building. One evening my parents were watching television when the lights went out. The circuit breaker was near my bedroom and my parents thought I was playing a joke on them. When I came to the...[more]

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I was living in an orphanage in Rochester, New York, called Hillside Children's Center. I was in the middle boys cottage called "Sunnyside." Sunnyside held 12 boys ages 11 to about 14 or 15, along with a housemother and an assistant housemother/cook. The housemother...[more]

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My daughter was less than 2 weeks old. For the first time, we absolutely could not get her to sleep. I have very strong memories of sitting next to the open window overlooking Broadway (we lived at Bleecker and Broadway), breastfeeding her watching the only lights in...[more]

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Just caught you on the BBC.

In '65 I was one of a small number-- a couple of hundred thousand-- living in Brooklyn who was not affected by the blackout. For some reason, neighborhoods within a mile or two of the Upper and Lower Bay and the ocean, received their...[more]

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In 1965 I was 9 years old and we were living in a house in the suburbs of Long Island. I was watching television on our big old console in the "playroom" when the screen suddenly went black. The picture disappeared, swallowed up into that little white dot of light in...[more]

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