Saturday, December 12, 2009

~Flashback 1996~


US GDP (1998 dollars): $7,661.60 billion
Federal spending: $1572.41 billion
Federal debt: $5207.3 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
Consumer Price Index: 156.9
Unemployment: 5.4%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.32

U.S. Events

F.B.I. arrests suspected Unabomber (April 3).

Valujet crashes in Everglades; all 110 aboard killed (May 11).

747 airliner crashes in Atlantic off Long Island, N.Y.; all 230 aboard perish (July 17).

US budget crisis in fourth month (Jan 3).


Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in a drive-by shooting. He dies six days later at age 25.


  • The English Patient, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Shine, Sling Blade

What were YOU doing in 1996?


Lisa said...

We just watched Slingblade the other night. My boys love that show!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wow!! Can hardly believe we're coming up on 2010!! Where does the time go...these events do not seem so distant...sigh...Love your Flashback posts...Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season! ~Janine XO


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