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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $????
  • Gas cost $.22.
  • Average US house was $10,250.
  • Average UK house was £1,970.
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  • French army is defeated by the Vietnamese and begin pulling out.
  • Vietnam is split at the 17th parallel
  • Senator McCarthy escalates his anti-Communist witch hunt
  • Eisenhower signs the bill outlawing the Communist Party in the US
  • Guatemala has a new leader in Armas, backed by the CIA.
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  • 4-minute mile broken.
  • DNA double helix described.
  • Sports Illustrated is first published.
  • Elvis Presley begins his career.
  • World Series is broadcast in color.
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  • Marlon Brando coulda been somebody On the Waterfront.
  • While Humphrey Bogart battled The Caine Mutiny while playing with marbles.
  • We sailed 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with James Mason.
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