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 - Modern Times
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1937: Charlie Chaplin's silent film "Modern Times" premieres in New York City. The film, considered one of Chaplin's greatest, was released well into the "talkie" era of filmmaking and would prove to be Chaplin's last silent film and last time out as his famous "Little Tramp" character.


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