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On this day: December 5

Published: Dec 05 2012 01:00:34 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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