On this day: February 5

Published On: Feb 05 2013 12:36:00 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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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