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Average Cost of new house $12,500.00
Tuition to Harvard University $1,520.00
All Wheel Drive Scout off road $2,150.00
Renault Imported car $1,395.00
Average Cost of a new car $3,125.00
Dozen eggs 32 cents
Gallon of gas 28 cents
Cuban Missile Crisis
February 7th – President Kennedy places embargo of all goods coming from Cuba.
October 14th – US spy planes take photos of the construction of Russian missiles in Cuba.
October 22nd - US Forces Go to DEFCON 3. U.S. ships take up position 500 miles offshore to blockade Cuba.
October 28th – Russian President Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.
Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home.
First Wal-Mart store opens in Bentonville, Ark.
First bag of flavored Salt and Vinegar chips sold.
First K-Mart store opens in Garden City, Michigan
The Beatles release their first single “Love me Do.”