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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $38,100
  • Gas cost $1.15.
  • Average US house was $129,300.
  • Average UK house was £75,806.
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  • Terrorists attack two US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • In Northern Ireland, the Good Friday peace agreement is reached.
  • Famine hits southern Sudan with over one million in peril.
  • Auckland, New Zealand experiences a 5-week blackout.
  • Osama Bin Laden publishes a fatwa calling for jihad against Jews and Crusaders.
  • Tsunami hits Papua New Guinea killing 1,500.
  • Indonesian dictator Suharto steps down after 32 years of power.
  • Russia devalues the ruble, dropping it 70% and causing many banks to go under.
  • US President impeached for lying about sex - is acquitted.
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  • Google is founded.
  • World's longest suspension brige (1.23 miles) opens in Japan.
  • Viagra approved by the FDA.
  • 76 million say goodbye to Seinfeld.
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  • Two huge rock were thrown at us in Armageddon and Deep Impact.
  • Tom Hanks was Saving Private Ryan.
  • Lots of people saw Godzilla but didn't like him.
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