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Neil Burnside

What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $17,000
  • Gas cost $.63.
  • Average US house was $54,800.
  • Average UK house was £13,650.
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  • Camp David Accords reached between Egypt and Israel.
  • Zimbabwe's white leadership agrees to transfer of authority to black majority rule.
  • US suspends production of the Neutron Bomb
  • Italian Prime Minister Moro assassinated.
  • Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov killed on the street with the use of a poisoned umbrella tip.
  • Jim Jones forces 400 members of his People's Temple to commit suicide with poisoned Kool-Aid in Guyana.
  • Independence: Dominica from the UK.
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  • Space Invaders launches craze for video game.
  • First computer BBS created.
  • First cellular mobile phone system starts up in Illinois.
  • First test tube baby is born in England.
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  • The word was Grease.
  • Parents paying for college saw what their kids were up to in Animal House.
  • Superman showed us people really can fly.
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