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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $10,600
  • Gas cost $.40.
  • Average US house was $25,250.
  • Average UK house was £5,632.
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  • Red China admitted to the UN.
  • India and Pakistan see border clashes advance to full war as India invades East Pakistan in support of its independence.
  • IRA bomb Post Office Tower in London.
  • Switzerland grants women the right to vote.
  • Australia and New Zealand announce they are pulling out of Vietnam.
  • Idi Amin seized control of Uganda.
  • Independence: Qatar and Sierra Leone from the UK.
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  • Disney World opens.
  • On CBS All in the Familyshocks viewers.
  • Jim Morrison dead in Paris.
  • Kevlar goes on the market sold by Du Pont.
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  • The Andromeda Strain scared us in the lab.
  • The French Connection excited us in the streets of New York.
  • Dirty Harry teaches us to ask 'do you feel lucky, punk?'.
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