On this day: December 5

POSTED: 10:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2014 

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 - Andrew Jackson
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1832: U.S. President Andrew Jackson is re-elected for a second term, winning 219 of the 286 electoral votes cast, defeating Henry Clay, the candidate of the National Republican Party.

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