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 - Martin Van Buren
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1782: Martin Van Buren, who would go on to become the first native-born president of the United States in 1837, is born in Kinderhook, New York.

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