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Starr Flagg

What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $2,850
  • Gas cost $.15.
  • Average US house was $6,600
  • Average UK house was £1,824.
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  • CIA established.
  • International Monetary Fund started.
  • UFO supposedly found in Roswell.
  • First of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran
  • UN votes to partition Palestine between the Arabs and Jews.
  • Sound Barrier was broken for the first time.
  • Independence: India and Pakistan from the UK.
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  • ENIAC, one of the first computers, is turned on.
  • Kodak reveals its first instant camera.
  • The World Series is televised for the first time.
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  • Anti-Semitism is unveiled in the Gentleman's Agreement.
  • A very young Natalie Wood was witnessing a Miracle on 34th Street.
  • Elizabeth Taylor learns about a Life With Father.
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