On this day: December 2

Published On: Nov 25 2013 06:51:49 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 02 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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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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