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 - Shoeless Joe Jackson
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1951: Baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson, best remembered for being part of the Chicago White Sox team that threw the 1919 World Series, dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Greenville, South Carolina. As a result of the scandal, which became known as the Black Sox Scandal, Jackson and seven other members of the team were banned from baseball after the 1920 season.

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