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 - Martin Van Buren
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1782: Martin Van Buren, who would go on to become the first native-born president of the United States in 1837, is born in Kinderhook, New York.

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