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On December the 15th
A chartered passenger jet crashed in the desert while approaching the United Arab Emirates airport. 85 people died in the crash.
The first Netscape web browser, the Netscape Navigator 1.0, was released. Netscape was the dominant player in the web browser market of the 1990's.
Approximately 500 Egyptian pilgrims drowned when the ferryboat they were travelling in sank in the Red Sea.
The island nation of Samoa was admitted to the United Nations.
American animation pioneer, Walt Disney, died at the age of 65. He was the founder of the Walt Disney Company, one of the most recognized companies in the world. For years stories circulated that he was cryogenically frozen, he was actually cremated.
Shinto was abolished as the official state religion of Japan.
The movie, Gone with the Wind, premiered. It is one of the most famous and financially successful films ever created.
American industrialist, J. Paul Getty, was born in Minnesota. He was founder of the Getty Oil Company and one of the richest men in the world.
The game of basketball was invented by Canadian James E. Naismith. He was a physical education instructor in the International Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Massachusetts, USA.
1290 BC 
Ramesses II became Pharaoh of Egypt after Pharaoh Seti I died. Ramesses II, known as Ramesses the Great, is considered as the greatest ruler of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
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