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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $6,000
  • Gas cost $.30.
  • Average US house was $13,050.
  • Average UK house was £3,360.
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  • Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • US Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing combat against North Vietnam.
  • Egypt sees the start of building of the Aswan Dam.
  • Nelson Mandela and seven others sentenced to life in South Africa.
  • Civil war breaks out in Cyprus between Greeks and Turks.
  • Brazil sees a military coup led by General Branco.
  • Palestinian Liberation Organization started with Yasser Arafat as its leader.
  • Independence: Malta and Tanzania from the UK.
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  • Ford begins sales on the Mustang.
  • Hasbro releases G.I.Joe.
  • Buffalo Wings served for the first time in, well, Buffalo.
  • Cassius Clay claimed he was the Greatest and kind of proved it.
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  • We learned to love the bomb with Dr. Strangelove.
  • Mary Poppins made nannies neat.
  • Goldfinger cheats at gin rummy and loves only gold.
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