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On December the 1st
Exxon bought Mobil for a staggering 73.7 billion USD, creating Exxon-Mobil one of the largest companies on the planet.
A coup attempt took place in the Philippines against the authority of President Corazon Aquino.
A TWA passenger flight crashed north of Dulles International Airport in Washington, killing all 92 people onboard.
The Central African Republic became independent from France.
American actress and singer, Bette Midler, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
American comedian, Richard Pryor, was born in Illinois. He is most remembered for his numerous collaborations with fellow comedian Gene Wilder.
American film director and actor, Woody Allen, was born in New York City. He is widely considered as one of the most unique and prolific filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Russian revolutionary, Sergei Kirov, was assassinated. Although it was never proved, it is speculated that it was Stalin himself who had ordered his assassination.
Transylvania united with Romania.
Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.
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