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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $28,960
  • Gas cost $1.34.
  • Average US house was $123,000.
  • Average UK house was £72,290.
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  • Iraq invades neighbor Kuwait
  • Operation Desert Shield begins as US and UK send troops.
  • In Burma, the military regime decides to ignore the free elections that would have stripped them of power.
  • In South Africa, Nelson Mandela released after 28 years in prison.
  • East and West Germany reunite.
  • Soviet leader Gorbachev awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
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  • Formal proposal for the World Wide Web published.
  • Milli Vanilli were caught mouthing off.
  • First in-car navigation system introduced.
  • The Sci/Fi Channel starts and so do The Simpsons.
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  • We were Home Alone at Christmas.
  • Whoopi Goldberg shows she can talk to a Ghost.
  • Julia Roberts was undeniably a Pretty Woman.
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