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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $45,016
  • Gas cost $1.83.
  • Average US house was $243,300.
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • US forms new Department of Homeland Security.
  • US and UK start the Shock and Awe campaign of air strikes in Iraq, followed soon by land invasion.
  • Saddam Hussein found hiding in a hole in the ground.
  • Italy suffers a virtual country-wide blackout when it runs out of supply for electricity generation.
  • Terrorist Abul Abbas captured in Baghdad.
  • Libya agrees to give up its weapons program.
  • Darfur rebels attack Sudanese government targets launching a bloody civil war.
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  • Concorde makes last flight. Apple launches iTunes. Siegfried & Roy show ends when Roy mauled by tiger.
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  • Sauron was destroyed in The Return of the King as we went sailing with the Pirates of the Caribbean in hopes of Finding Nemo.
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