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 - Newt Gingrich
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1994: Republicans choose Newt Gingrich to be the first Republican speaker of the House in four decades. Gingrich is seen here in his official portrait, holding a copy of the Contract with America.

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