On this day: December 5

Published On: Dec 05 2012 12:00:34 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 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 - Thomas Jefferson
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1804: U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is re-elected for a second term, easily defeating Federalist Charles Cotesworth Pinckney with nearly 73 percent of the popular vote.

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