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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $6,900
  • Gas cost $.31.
  • Average US house was $14,200.
  • Average UK house was £3,840.
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  • US has nearly half million troops in Vietnam.
  • Miranda Rights go into effect in the US.
  • In East Germany, 4 people dig a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
  • India and Pakistan sign peace agreement.
  • Red China launches the Cultural Revolution purging intellectuals.
  • Independence: Barbados and Botswana from the UK.
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  • Star Trek first aired, as is Batman.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas animated special shown for first time.
  • Pampers made changing diapers ... well, no, it's still stinky.
  • The Harrier jet is introduced in the UK.
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  • Viewers were asking what's it all about, Alfie.
  • We learn Who Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by watching Taylor and Burton go at each other.
  • Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin show you do not mess with The Professionals.
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