Why We Recall Where We Were When We Heard Shocking News

Most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001, when we heard about the World Trade Center attack. An older generation no doubt remembers where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot on November 22, 1963, or John Lennon on December 8, 1980. And there are plenty of other examples, both positive and negative, from the first steps mankind took on the moon to the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. ….[READ]