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On Monday 5 December 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began in Alabama, in response to Rosa Parks' Thursday arrest. Across Montgomery, people refused to use the buses in protest. This ultimately led to a wider Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King. (TV: Rosa)

On 5 December 1783, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory arrived at St Christophe. (PROSE: Dead of Winter)

In 1920, Kathy Nightingale, having been touched by the Weeping Angels in 2007, was transported to Hull on this date. Stranded, she established a new life for herself, eventually marrying Ben Wainwright and raising a family. (TV: Blink)

In 1933, Prohibition was repealed in the United States of America. A celebration of the repeal was held at Doc's Place in Chicago. (PROSE: Prelude Blood Harvest)

In 1952, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane continued their opposition to Tommy Ramsey's mafia-esque grip on London and the Xhinn invasion of the city. Ramsey's violent tendencies reached their apex, as his men were in open war with rival gangs on this day. The Doctor's clock repair shop that he had been using for cover in the time period was still a smouldering ruin after Ramsey's deliberate arson the night before. (PROSE: Amorality Tale)

In 2021, the Sontarans' invasions plans was defeated by the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions. (TV: The Vanquishers)