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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $35,900
  • Gas cost $1.09.
  • Average US house was $113,150.
  • Average UK house was £68,183.
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  • Oklahoma City Federal Building destroyed by bomb blast killing 168 people.
  • US pulls out of Somalia
  • US imposes economic sanctions against Iran.
  • Nigeria is kicked out of the Commonwealth for human rights abuses.
  • UN intervenes in Bosnian conflict and war eventually ends.
  • Sarin gas released in a Japanese train station killing 12 and hurting 5,000.
  • World Trade Organization starts, replacing GATT.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Rabin killed by a right-wing Israeli gunman.
  • Quebec referendum to become independent narrowly defeated.
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  • DVD format is announced.
  • Russian cosmonaut returns from 438 days in space.
  • Grateful Deal announce break up.
  • O.J. found not guilty showing there is no intelligent life in L.A.
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  • Toy Story gives new life to animated films while Bond.
  • James Bond is back in great style in Goldeneye.
  • Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson show they would Die Hard with a Vengeance.
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