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 - Apollo 14
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1971: Astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell land on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission. While Shepard and Mitchell were on the moon's surface for about 33 hours, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa remained in lunar orbit performing scientific experiments and photographing the moon.


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