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On this day: December 2

POSTED: 6:51 PM Nov 25 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 02 2013

The Ford Model A goes on sale, a historic atomic milestone is reached under some Chicago football bleachers, "Thriller" premieres on MTV, Pablo Escobar is shot dead, and Enron files for bankruptcy, all on this day.

OTD December 2 - Hernan Cortes
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Library of Congress

1547: Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, who led an expedition that caused thefall of the Aztec Empire, dies of pleurisy at age 61 or 62 in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Castile, Spain.

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