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December 5
On This Day: December 5

Walt Disney

Born: December 5, 1901
Died: December 15, 1966
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur

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80 years ago
Albert Einstein is granted a visa, allowing him to travel to the United States.
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57 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. leads a 13-month boycott against Montgomery’s bus system in protest of Rosa Parks’ arrest.
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16 years ago
President Bill Clinton appoints Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.
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12 years ago
The soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? is released, with production by T-Bone Burnett.
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Born On This Day
Walt Disney
Born: December 5, 1901
Died: December 15, 1966
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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Strom Thurmond
Born: December 5, 1902
Died: June 26, 2003
Age: 100 years old
Birthplace: Edgefield, SC, United States
Occupation: U.S. Representative
Best Known For >>

José Carreras
Born: December 5, 1946
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Occupation: Singer
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Died On This Day
Wolfgang Mozart
Died: December 5, 1791
Age: 35 years old
Place: Vienna, Austria
Occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
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Claude Monet
Died: December 5, 1926
Age: 86 years old
Place: Giverny, France
Occupation: Painter
Best Known For >>

Phillis Wheatley
Died: December 5, 1784
Age: 31 years old
Place: Boston, MA, United States
Occupation: Poet
Best Known For >>

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