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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $2,500
  • Gas cost $.15.
  • Average US house was $5,600
  • Average UK house was £1,459.
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  • League of Nations is dissolved.
  • UN meets for the first time in England.
  • Juan Peron elected president in Argentina
  • Nuremberg trials conducted.
  • US starts testing atomic weapons on Bikini Atoll.
  • Winston Churchill warns the world for the first time about the Iron Curtain.
  • Independence: Philippines from the US.
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  • First microwave oven invented.
  • Bikinis go on sale in Paris.
  • Tupperware is sold for the first time.
  • Dr. Spock teaches child rearing.
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  • The gorgeous Gene Tierney takes us to The Razor's Edge.
  • Jimmie Stewart finds that It's A Wonderful Life.
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice. Good to know!
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