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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $29,430
  • Gas cost $1.12.
  • Average US house was $120,000.
  • Average UK house was £70,987.
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  • Operation Desert Storm comes to an end.
  • USSR collapses. Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia's first President.
  • Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated.
  • In South Africa, new constitution written and apartheid ended.
  • Warsaw Pact is abolished.
  • Independence: Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia from former Yugoslavia; Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Kyrgyzstan, Axerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus.
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  • Internet made available for unrestricted commercial use.
  • Tim Berners-Lee shows us the first web browser.
  • Linus Torvalds releases the first version of Linux.
  • US spacecraft Galileo becomes first to probe a passing asteroid.
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  • Terminator 2 showed us Arnold really would 'be back'.
  • Jody Foster heard The Silence of the Lambs.
  • Peter Pan grows up in Hook.
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