The death of a close friend
October 18th, 1989
What a way to recall my birthday http://www.history.com/topics/1989-san-francisco-earthquake, I can still remember the news of the earthquake, and reports that only Short Wave radio messages were coming from the scene of the disaster.
On a personal note, I will always remember the day as the day I was informed a close friend had hung himself. We were never able to prove who pushed my friend to the act - we knew who did it - and even if we had proved the facts beyond doubt; nothing would have happened as the masons code of silence protected the guilty parties.