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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $5,807
  • Gas cost $.29.
  • Average US house was $12,650.
  • Average UK house was £3,160.
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  • US President Kennedy assassinated.
  • South Korea returns to civilian rule.
  • UK experiences the Profuma Crisis when War Minister learned having an affair with woman who was also dating a Soviet official.
  • US nuclear submarine Thresher sinks in the Atlantic.
  • US and USSR establish the hot line
  • Martin Luther King, jr. delivers the 'I have a dream' speech.
  • Independence: Kenya from the UK.
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  • Alcatraz is closed.
  • Zip codes go into effect.
  • Touch tone phones introduced.
  • Lava Lamps go on sale.
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  • James Bond learns being From Russia, With Love isn't without danger.
  • Sidney Poitier helped us build a 'shappel' (chapel) in Lilies of the Field.
  • The Birds were looked at quite differently after Tippi Hedren came for a visit.
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