Life magazine cover found with Google Images.
R E M E MB R A N C E — I just heard on my local TV station that today is the 45th anniversary of the "Great Blackout" of 1965. The first link I found states it was actually on November 9th. This second link also states it was the 9th. Of course, the UFOlogists have their own take on this subject, no matter what the date was. I'm guessing my local TV "know it all" got the date wrong. I should email the station, the guy is almost insufferable with his on-air trivia...
I was eight years old that early November evening at 5:28 pm taking a gymnastic lesson when the lights went out. I was on the trampoline and I only remember that because the darkness threw my balance off and I landed "wrong" on my ankle, severely spraining it. That was pretty much the end of my gymnastics career, lol. I wasn't very keen on starting back up once I healed.
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Today is Veterans Day, November 11. Thank you to every person that has served to protect this country, and to those that remained at home keeping life going for when their loved ones came home. If they came home. We have to remember all those whose lives were cut short so that we may live today.