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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $39,423
  • Gas cost $2.73
  • Average US house was $232,880
  • Average UK house was £------.
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  • WHO declares swine flu (H1N1) a global pandemic
  • Israel invades Gaza to fight Hamas but they later reach a settlement.
  • President of Guinea-Bissau assassinated.
  • Fiji President suspends its constitution and fires all the judges.
  • Thailand declares state of emergency in and round Bangkok.
  • Madagascar government overthrown in a coup.
  • NATO joined by Albania and Croatia.
  • US and Russian satellites collide over Siberia.
  • American terrorist kills 13 and injures 29 on Fort Hood army post.
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  • Michael Jackson dies of mysterious causes.
  • Bernie Madoff admits he ran huge ponzi scheme.
  • 'Ida', a 47-million year old primate, is found.
  • Scientists find water on the moon.
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  • Avatar ruled!
  • Star Trek finds great new breath.
  • Sandra Bullock was a hoot in The Blind Side.
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