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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $11,800
  • Gas cost $.55.
  • Average US house was $27,550.
  • Average UK house was £7,374.
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  • Israeli Athletes murdered by Arab gunmen at the Munich Olympics
  • UK Army fire on and kill 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland.
  • Burglars paid by the White House caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate.
  • Last US ground troops leave Vietnam.
  • US President Nixon visits Red China.
  • Independence gained by: Cameroon from UK and France, Bangladesh from Pakistan
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  • The video game Pong released.
  • HBO, the first pay cable channel, is started.
  • Ms magazine starts pleasing the ladies.
  • M*A*S*H starts on tv.
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  • The Godfather proves hoods have families.
  • We learn banjo playing can be fun and scary in Deliverance.
  • Redford makes a terrific mountain main as Jeremiah Johnson.
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