On this day: December 5

POSTED: 12:00 AM Dec 05 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Dec 05 2013

Mozart and Monet die, the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition is ratified, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins, and O.J. Simpson heads to prison, all on this day.

OTD December 5 - Christopher Columbus
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1492: Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.