On this day: February 5

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Feb 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 04, 2015 

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 - Stephen W Thompson
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1918: Stephen W. Thompson of the U.S. Army Air Forces shoots down a German airplane while flying with the French on a bombing raid over Saarbrücken, Germany. It is the first aerial victory by a member of the U.S. military.


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