2013 – South African president Nelson Mandela dies at 95


On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the former activist who overcame a nearly three-decade prison stint to become president of South Africa, passes away after years of struggling with health issues. He was 95. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a …read more

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1933 – 21st amendment is ratified; Prohibition ends


The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority …read more

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READ MORE: How the Prohibition Era Spurred Organized Crime 

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Article Title

21st amendment is ratified; Prohibition ends

AuthorHistory.com Editors

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HISTORY

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prohibition-ends

Access Date

December 5, 2022

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A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

December 4, 2020

Original Published Date

March 4, 2010

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Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle
At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg… read more »
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