On this day: December 5

POSTED: 10:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2013 

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 - Alexandre Dumas
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1870: French writer Alexandre Dumas, best known for his novels "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," dies at the age of 68 in Puys, Seine-Maritime, France.

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