Golly, Mister Peabody, why do we want to send our time machine back so far?
That’s how far back you have to go to find gas as cheap as it is today. Triangle drivers are paying an average $1.687 for a gallon of regular, according to the Oil Price Information Service, the same price we paid more than 4 years and 8 months ago.
Also, way back in late March 2004:
- A gallon of milk cost about $2.87 (today, after some ups and downs of its own, milk sells for about $3.60 according to federal statistics).
- Only two ACC teams were still alive in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (Georgia Tech and Duke).
- John Kerry, near the end of a tough Democratic primary season, had not yet picked John Edwards as his vice presidential running mate.
- Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz, at the end of a 3-year romance, were no longer mates.