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 - Salman Rushdie
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1990: Author Salman Rushdie, ordered to death by Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for blasphemy in his fourth novel, "The Satanic Verses," appears in public for the first time in two years.

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