it was right before the third game of the world series between oakland and san francisco. since the game was on the west coast, it was a late start for a 6 year old. i was somehow granted permission to stay up later than usual to watch at least a few innings of the game. i'm not sure how long before the game the earthquake actually occurred but i remember being really upset about not getting to watch the game, and also worried that some of the players had been hurt. i obviously didn't realize the level of devastation that it caused but i was only 6.
so instead of watching the baseball game, i took a bath and went to bed. i remember sitting in the bath tub that night while my dad relayed information to me from the hallway. the only thing i can specifically remember him telling me is about the portion of the bay bridge that collapsed. i remember envisioning a school bus transporting the giants to oakland being trapped under that collapsed portion. of course, i now know that the giants were already at candlestick park and i also know that professional baseball teams are not bused around on big yellow school buses. haha!
what is the first actual current event that you remember?