General Facts about the year you entered the “real world” in 1992:
Average Cost of new house $122,500.00
Average Income per year $30,030.00
Average Monthly Rent $519.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.05
Loaf of bread: $0.42
McDonalds opens first McDonalds in Beijing China
Bill Clinton becomes U.S. president
The 27th Amendment to the US constitution is ratified
The largest shopping mall in the US, Minnesota's Mall of America is constructed spanning 78 acres
AT & T release video telephone for $1,499
The first Nicotine patch is introduced to help stop smoking
Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its successful maiden voyage
William & Mary historical events from when you were a student:
1988-George M. DeShazo, Jr., a senior from Williamsburg, was named William and Mary's first Rhodes Scholar.
1989-William and Mary became the first university to compete in the Epson Ivy Bowl in Yokohama, defeating a football team comprised of Japanese all-stars, 73-3.
1989-The celebration of the 300th anniversary of the accession of King William III and Queen Mary II continued at William and Mary at Charter Day, when Princess Margriet of the Netherlands received the College's second Honorary Fellowship.
1989-William and Mary dedicated the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, endowed by a $3-million gift from Wendy Reves.
1989-Construction was completed on a new $6-million physical education and recreation complex, including the $4.8-million physical education recreation building and the $1.2-million Anheuser-Busch mini-stadium for intramural and intercollegiate athletics.
1990-William and Mary announced a $10-million gift from Walter J. Zable, Class of 1937, president and chief executive officer of the Cubic Corporation. The stadium at Cary Field was named the Walter J. Zable Stadium by the Board of Visitors.
1991-President Paul R. Verkuil resigned the presidency of William and Mary to become president of the American Automobile Association.
1992-Timothy J. Sullivan, dean of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, was named the 25th President of the College of William and Mary.