Dec. 1, 2012
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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Dec. 1, 1824—The House of Representatives convenes in accordance with the 12th Amendment to the United States Constitution to decide the presidential election, because no candidate had received a majority in the Electoral College. John Quincy Adams is chosen the winner over Andrew Jackson.

Dec. 1, 1955—In Montgomery, Ala., seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident that leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Dec. 3, 1984—More than 3,000 people die after a cloud of gas escapes from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.

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