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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $50,823
  • Gas cost $3.38
  • Average US house was $313,600
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • UK withdraw soldiers from Basra, Iraq.
  • Romania and Bulgaria join the EU. Membership now at 27.
  • Hamas and Fatah meet in February to reconcile and create new government for Palestine - it lasts until June.
  • In Burma, the military junta shut off all outside contact and quelled protests by Buddhist monks.
  • Iran detains 15 British sailors and marines claiming they invaded territorial waters. They are held for two weeks.
  • Ukraine President dissolves country's parliament amid internal struggle for control.
  • Turkey elects its first Islamist president over other more secular candidtates.
  • US establishes another bureau: the National Intelligence Agency, to coordinate the other agencies.
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  • Apple releases the iPhone.
  • Wii still rules in the stores.
  • Report says baseball players using steroids (shock!).
  • It snows in Buenos Aires, first time in 89 years.
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  • Matt Damon issues The Bourne Ultimatum.
  • Will Smith says I Am Legend.
  • Aliens show they are Transformers.
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