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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $31,230
  • Gas cost $1.16.
  • Average US house was $113,200.
  • Average UK house was £67,856.
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  • World Trade Center bomb exploded in parking deck by Islamic terrorists.
  • Branch Davidian cult raided by Federal agents with terrible results.
  • US drops plans for creating SDI (Star Wars).
  • Fighting escalates in Bosnia.
  • UK Parliament votes to join the EU.
  • In Russia, Yeltsin calls in troops to crush revolt in Russian parliament.
  • Israel and PLO sign peace agreement on White House lawn.
  • US and Russia sign the Start II treaty to reduce nuclear weapons.
  • Independence: Slovakia from Czechoslovakia which changes its name to the Czech Republic.
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  • First Beanie Babies sold.
  • Michael Jackson investigated for child abuse.
  • First human cells cloned.
  • Soldiers and sailors were instructed 'don't ask, don't tell'.
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  • Amusement parks are taken to a new/old level in Jurassic Park.
  • Robin Williams goes undercover in Mrs. Doubtfire.
  • Ford and Jones prove remakes really can be good in The Fugitive.
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