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December 5


1492   Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola.

1932   German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1955   Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the Montgomery Bus Boycott

1996   At 18 years old, Jermaine O'Neal becomes the NBA's youngest player

Famous Birthdays:

1782   Martin Van Buren (8th US President)

1839   George Custer (General)

1901   Walt Disney (Founder of Disney)

1976   Amy Acker (Actress)

1985   Frankie Muniz (Actor)

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