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On this day: February 5

POSTED: 1:36 AM Feb 05 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 05 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 - 2008 tornadoes
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National Weather Service, Huntsville, Ala.

2008: A major tornado outbreak across the southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985, outbreak that killed 88. The outbreak, which would last 15 hours until the early morning of Feb. 6, produced 87 tornadoes across four states, including several destructive tornadoes in heavily populated areas such as Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee, and the northeastern end of the Nashville metropolitan area.

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