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Anyone remember the NYC blackout 45 years ago tonight, 7/13/77?

Posted - July 13, 2022

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  • 2969
    I wasn't there but remember it well, it was shocking at the time. 
      July 14, 2022 5:17 AM MDT
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  • 44095
    I do remember it, but I was stationed in North Chicago at the time. I was a whippersnapper.
      July 14, 2022 6:43 AM MDT
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  • 7401

    You people didn’t even have internet back then and were probably reading by candle light. So I can’t imagine it was that big a deal, gawd. 

    Seriously though, when I was going through my “true crime documentary watching phase”, I do remember seeing it mentioned in a Son of Sam documentary so I know it was the same summer. That‘s all I know about that. 

      July 14, 2022 12:27 PM MDT
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  • 13244
    You Canadian types didn't have Internet back then either, eh. But people still went oot and aboot.
      July 14, 2022 12:36 PM MDT
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  • 7401

    All Canadians did back in the olden days before the internet was fished and hunt deer from what I’ve read.  No electricity, no problem. 

      July 14, 2022 1:28 PM MDT
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  • 13244
    No chasing meece?
      July 14, 2022 4:27 PM MDT
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  • 7401
    You invented that word two or three days ago so it’s a no. 
      July 15, 2022 10:01 AM MDT
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  • 17322
    I don't but I'm sure many people do remember it.  How long did it last?
      July 14, 2022 3:34 PM MDT
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  • 13244
    About 25 hours.
      July 14, 2022 4:25 PM MDT
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  • 17322
    What caused it?   I've lived through 22 day power outages so 25 hours is not shocking to me.   If it was just that the power provider was not able to keep up with demand, that is outrageous to me.  That kind of thing is coming if the government doesn't get out of the way and let America do America.
      July 14, 2022 10:12 PM MDT
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  • 13244
    It was 45 years ago. Google it if you are curious.
      July 15, 2022 7:14 AM MDT
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