It's my birthday and I decided to look and see what was going on the year I was born.
• First meeting of the UN in London
• The Philippines gained their independence from the US
• The first automatice electronic digital computer ENIAC is dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania
• A first class stamp costs $0.03
• Gas cost $0.15 a gallon
• A new car cost $1,120
• A new house cost $5,600
• Average wages were $2500 a year
• Born that year were Cher, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielburg and
Flash forward to 2012.
• The UN is in New York and it's a waste of time and money
• The Phillippines are set to be the next important economy
• A first class stamp costs $0.45
• Gas locally costs $3.65 a gallon
• Average price of a new car is a bit over $30,000
• Average price of a new house $295,300
• Average wage (according to the Soc.Sec. Admn.) is $41,673
We'll have to wait a while to see if anyone interesting was born this year.
What happened the year you were born?