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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $9,400
  • Gas cost $.36.
  • Average US house was $23,450.
  • Average UK house was £4,975.
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  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, ratified by 43 nations.
  • President Nasser of Egypt dies.
  • US invades Cambodia.
  • Chicago Seven found guilty of intent to incite a riot. Case is later overturned.
  • US and UK both drop voting age from 21 to 18.
  • Northern Ireland sees firebrand Protestant Reverend Ian Paisley winning a seat in Parliament.
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  • The Beatles disband.
  • First Earth Day.
  • Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both die of drug overdoses.
  • The first New York marathon is run.
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  • Patton showed us war is hell and glorious (to some).
  • Two other views of war come from M*A*S*H and Catch-22.
  • We saw flying become not so fun in Airport.
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