On this day: December 5

Published On: Dec 05 2012 12:00:34 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Phi Beta Kappa
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1776: At The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity. It is also the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences and among the oldest undergraduate societies in the United States.

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