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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $24,350
  • Gas cost $1.80.
  • Average US house was $92,000.
  • Average UK house was £44,040.
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  • US Stock Market crashes in October.
  • US warship Stark attacked by Iraqi ASM killing 30 sailors.
  • Special envoy for Archbishop of Canterbury, Terry Waite, in Lebanon to plead for release of British held hostage is taken hostage himself.
  • Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka escalate their revolt with a huge explosion in nation's capitol.
  • Sikh terrorists attack a Hindu bus passengers killing 72.
  • Nazi Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, found guilty of war crimes.
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  • First criminal convicted with DNA evidence.
  • Disposable contact lenses go on sale.
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker has fall from grace.
  • Email as we know it comes into existance.
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  • Michael Douglas and cheating husbands learn how scary a Fatal Attraction can be.
  • Then Douglas gets greedy on Wall Street and went to prison (but later he would marry Catherine Zeta Jones!).
  • Mel Gibson shows he is a Lethal Weapon.
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