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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $27,450
  • Gas cost $.97.
  • Average US house was $120,000.
  • Average UK house was £71,733.
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  • Chinese protesters stage demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, for a while.
  • PLO and Israel hold first talks.
  • In Poland free elections bring Solidarity to power.
  • In Czechoslovakia, free elections held after Velvet Revolution protests.
  • Berlin Wall brought down.
  • East German government collapses.
  • Exxon Valdez spills 11 million gallons of oil in Alaska.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa against British writer over a book he wrote.
  • US must rescue hundreds of saving and loan associations.
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  • Game Boy goes on sale in Japan.
  • In US DNA evidence approved for use in courts.
  • 'Virtual Reality' phrase is coined and demonstrated.
  • Tim Berners-Lee develops first World Wide Web server and browser.
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  • Michael Keaton proves Batman no joking matter.
  • Kevin Costner build his Field of Dreams and they came.
  • We find out what happened When Harry Met Sally.
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