I was in a country that did not have TV at the time, so heard about it on the radio.
For about half an hour I thought it was a radio drama.
And then, for at least a day, I thought air traffic control had screwed up.
The world was a better place before then.
More friendly. More liberal. More caring as human beings.
We were a few years clear of the Cold War and then all this.
Crap. Can't we live together on this planet for any period of time without trying to kill each other?
We all thought the Americans would go mad in response.
Looking back over the past ten years, they did.
It was a very sad day. But I did not realise how sad until much later. Not fully until I moved here.