On this day: February 5

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Feb 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 04, 2016 

The U.S. military scores its first aerial victory, Reader's Digest is first published, Disney's "Peter Pan" premieres, and Manuel Noriega is indicted, all on this day.

OTD February 5 - SS Tuscania
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1918: The luxury liner SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, becoming the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk. The ship was carrying more than 2,000 U.S. troops en route to Liverpool, England, and 210 of its passengers died.


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