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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $40,343
  • Gas cost $1.26.
  • Average US house was $134,150.
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • USS Cole damaged by two suicide bombers in Yemen.
  • Zimbabwe sees President Mugabe implementing plan to eliminate white ownership of farms.
  • Uprisings in Serbia overthrows president Milosevic.
  • Mad Cow disease scare spreads to Europe.
  • US Stock Market plunge brings end to the Dot-Com bubble.
  • US Presidential elections decided by Supreme Court ruling.
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  • Survivor big hit in ratings.
  • The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris Wheel, opens.
  • AOL and Time Warner merge.
  • The first Survivor attracks a huge audience.
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  • Tom Hanks was Cast Away.
  • We laughed at a Scary Movie and were supposed to.
  • We survived The Perfect Storm.
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