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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $46,326
  • Gas cost $3.18.
  • Average US house was $297,000.
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • Israel forces its settlers out of the Gaza Strip as part of the peace settlement.
  • Syria withdraw the last of its troops from Lebanon
  • France President Chirac declares a national state of emergency to quell civil unrest in Paris.
  • In Kygyzstan protests over flawed elections force President to flee and later resign.
  • Pope John Paul II dies.
  • Iran elect a hard-liner, Ahmadinejad, as President. He immediately declares Iran will seek nuclear weapons.
  • IRA announces it is officially ending its campaign for a united Ireland.
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  • Some, not all, watched Brad and Jennifer split and Brad and Angelina hitch up.
  • The Xbox 360 goes on sale.
  • We go crazy buying digital copies of tunes.
  • NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in a comet - for real.
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  • We witnessed the Revenge of the Sith.
  • More stunning special effect in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Brokeback Mountain was the date movie of the year.
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