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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $40,180
  • Gas cost $1.22.
  • Average US house was $131,750.
  • Average UK house was £79,384.
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  • India and Pakistan start fighting again.
  • Indonesia sees democracy restored.
  • NATO forces go into Kosovo to stop Serbian ethnic cleansing of Albanians.
  • Russia steps up offensive in Chechnya.
  • West Nile virus appears in the US.
  • Russia sees Yeltsin resign as President and Vladimir Putin take over.
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  • Bluetooth announced.
  • Napster starts music piracy epidemic.
  • Beanie Babies stop being sold.
  • Falwell claims one of the Teletubby's is gay.
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  • Star Wars' The Phantom Menace was a hit.
  • The Sixth Sense had us seeing lots of dead people but few really the ending coming (I didn't!).
  • A new level of computer special effects came from The Matrix.
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