On this day: December 5

Published On: Dec 05 2012 12:00:34 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2014 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 - Montgomery Bus Boycott
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1955: The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins four days after Rosa Parks (pictured) was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus to a white passenger. The boycott would last until Dec. 20, when a U.S. District Court ruling ended segregation on Montgomery public buses.

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