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.
1974: After 45 episodes over five years, the sketch comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" airs for the last time on the BBC. The show, which made Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin famous, originally premiered on Oct. 5, 1969.
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