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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $15,000
  • Gas cost $.65.
  • Average US house was $49,300.
  • Average UK house was £13,650.
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  • President Carter grants pardon to Vietnam draft dodgers.
  • Quebec adopts French as its official language.
  • Amnesty International wins Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Egypt's Sadat recognizes the state of Israel.
  • Panama Canal returned to the control of Panama.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty signed by 15 countries including US and USSR.
  • In China, Gang of Four ousted and Deng Xiaoping takes over.
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  • New York City goes dark for 25 hours.
  • First GPS started by the US DOD.
  • First commercial flight of the Concorde.
  • Elvis dies.
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  • People caught Saturday Night Fever.
  • Star Wars changed how we thought of science fiction movies.
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind made us believe they really out there.
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