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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $37,070
  • Gas cost $1.09.
  • Average US house was $119,050.
  • Average UK house was £68,032.
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  • Civil War breaks out in Rwanda.
  • Nelson Mandela becomes president of South Africa.
  • UK and France open the Chunnel (Channel Tunnel).
  • US invades Haiti to restore democracy.
  • Yassar Arafat returns to Palestine after 27 years in exile.
  • In Russia, Yeltsin orders troops into rebel region of Chechnya to try to restore order.
  • Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty.
  • IRA announced a complete cessation of military operations.
  • UN Peacekeeping forces forced to withdraw from Somalia.
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  • Java programming language released.
  • Michael Jackson marries Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie.
  • O.J. goes for a slow drive.
  • First genetically engineered food (Flavr Savr tomato) approved.
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  • True Lies gives spies a homelife.
  • The Lion King really roars in theaters.
  • Sandra Bullock goes on one heckuva bus ride in Speed.
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