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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $13,900
  • Gas cost $.55.
  • Average US house was $34,900.
  • Average UK house was £10,990.
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  • IRA leaves bombs in London at the Tower of London and House of Parliament.
  • US President Nixon resigns.
  • Kissinger gets Syria and Israel to agree over Golan Heights.
  • Turkey invades Northern Cyprus.
  • India becomes sixth nation to have a nuclear weapon.
  • Isabel Peron becomes President of Argentina when her husband dies in office.
  • Soviets expel Solzhenitsyn.
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  • Pocket calculators start being sold in stores.
  • People magazine goes on sale.
  • First use of bar codes in a supermarket in Ohio.
  • Patti Smith introduces punk rock with Hey Joe.
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  • Jack Nicholson gets a broken nose in Chinatown.
  • Skyscrapers can be terrifying places in The Towering Inferno.
  • Camp fires will never be the same since Blazing Saddles.
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