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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $42,350
  • Gas cost $1.46.
  • Average US house was $136,150.
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • 9/11 terrorist attacks destroyed World Trade Center and damage the Pentagon.
  • US invades Afghanistan. UK sends support.
  • Anthrax scare hits the US Congress and other governmental bodies.
  • In US, Timothy McVeigh executed for Oklahoma City Bombing.
  • US refuses to sign Kyoto Agreement on Climate Change.
  • US pulls out of the '72 ABM Treaty with Russia.
  • IRA dismantles its weapons cache.
  • Gunmen attack Indian Parliament.
  • In Pakistan, General Musharraf takes power and bans opposition parties.
  • Serbian President Milosevic arrested and charged with war crimes.
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  • Wikipedia goes online.
  • The iPod comes out.
  • Microsoft presents Windows XP.
  • Napster is shut down.
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  • Monsters are cool again in Monsters, Inc..
  • Hobbits are too in Fellowship of the Ring.
  • So are the casino robbing Ocean's 11.
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