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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $21,050
  • Gas cost $.91.
  • Average US house was $82,200.
  • Average UK house was £23,644.
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  • Carlos the Jackal begins wave of terrorist attacks in France.
  • Argentina invades the Falkland Islands and Maldives.
  • UK sends forces to retake the Falklands.
  • Israel invades Lebanon.
  • Lebanonese militia murders thousands of Palestinian refugees in camps in West Beirut.
  • Israel returns Sinai to Egypt.
  • Tylenol tampered with cyanide kills 7 in Chicago.
  • Lech Walesa released from jail in Poland.
  • Brezhnev dies of a heart attack in USSR.
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  • First CD players sold in Japan.
  • Times Man of the Year is the computer.
  • Michael Jackson gave us Thriller.
  • A scientist from Carnegie Mellon used the first Smiley or emoticon in an email :-).
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  • E.T.calls home.
  • Dustin Hoffman introduces us to Tootsie.
  • Ben Kingsley brings Ghandi back to life.
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