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December 5
In 1848, President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
In 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.
In 1941, the Japanese government declared that movements by Imperial forces were purely precautionary.
In 1944, Japanese kamikaze aircraft struck two American destroyers near Leyte.
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