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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $7,850
  • Gas cost $.34.
  • Average US house was $14,950.
  • Average UK house was £4,344.
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  • North Vietnam begins the Tet offensive.
  • Massacre at My Lai occurs.
  • US orders an end to bombing in North Vietnam.
  • Martin Luther King, jr. assassinated.
  • Senator Kennedy assassinated.
  • France announces it now has nuclear weapons.
  • US nuclear submarine Scorpion sinks in the Atlantic.
  • Warsaw Pact forced invade Czechoslovakia to quash the Prague Spring reforms.
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  • London Bridge sold and moved to Arizona.
  • Boeing 747 makes first flight.
  • 60 Minutes starts making people sweat from questions and camera lights.
  • The first Big Mac was sold - it cost 49 cents.
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  • 2001, A Space Odyssey left us awed and a bit confused.
  • Romeo and Juliet made Shakespeare 'with it'.
  • Bullitt gave us car chases in movies. It was awesome!
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