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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $21,050
  • Gas cost $1.25.
  • Average US house was $78,200.
  • Average UK house was £24,188.
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  • Iran releases US hostages after 444 days, immediately after Reagan took office.
  • IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike, shortly after being elected as MP while in prison.
  • Wreck of the Titanic discovered.
  • Egyptian President Sadat assassinated.
  • Pope John Paul II shot in Vatican City.
  • O'Connor becomes first female Justice on the US Supreme Court.
  • In Bangladesh, President is murdered during an attempted coup.
  • Independence: Antigua and Barbuda from UK.
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  • First PC comes out from IBM.
  • The term INTERNET is first mentioned.
  • MS-DOS released by Microsoft.
  • China clones the first fish.
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  • Indiana Jones made Stetson fedoras look so cool in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Three great talents were working Nine To Five.
  • Kathleen Turner shows us murder can be sexy in Body Heat.
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