On this day: December 5

POSTED: 10:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2015 

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 - Dave Brubeck
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2012: Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke," dies of heart failure at the age of 91 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Brubeck is also known for heading up the Dave Brubeck Quartet, whose best remembered piece, "Take Five," has endured as a jazz classic, and for writing soundtracks for television, including the animated mini-series "This Is America, Charlie Brown."


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