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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $8,550
  • Gas cost $.35.
  • Average US house was $15,550.
  • Average UK house was £4,640.
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  • First man walks on the moon.
  • Golda Meir becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
  • US institutes the draft lottery.
  • Civil war starts in Biafra leaving 3 million starving.
  • King Idris of Libya removed in a bloodless coup led by Qaddaffi.
  • Charles de Gaulle resigns as French president.
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  • USAF closes its Blue Book project investigating UFOs.
  • Woodstock!!!
  • The first ATM is installed.
  • The microprocessor is invented.
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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had us asking 'who are those guys?'.
  • The Duke made eye patches hip in True Grit.
  • Riding a motorcycle looked like the way to go in Easy Rider, except at the end, of course.
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