Sunday, December 05, 2010

TODAY IN HISTORY

DECEMBER 5
 
1933: The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified by Utah, thus securing the required three-quarters of the states and repealing the 18th Amendment's national prohibition of alcohol.

1952: A thick cloud of smog, created by cold, windless weather and
pollution from burning coal, descends on London. The "Great Smog of '52" will last for four days, leading to the deaths of thousands of people who develop respiratory illnesses as a result of the toxic air.

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