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 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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1989: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the first NBA player to score 38,000 points, reaching the milestone with the first basket in a Los Angeles Lakers' home game against the New Jersey Nets. Abdul-Jabbar would finish the game with 18 points to give him 38,017 for his career. He would retire after that season with a total of 38,387 points, which still ranks him No. 1 among all-time NBA points leaders. No other player has yet to break 38,000 and only four others (Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant) have cracked 30,000. Abdul-Jabbar is seen here in 2012.


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