Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Japanese sub fires on California oil refinery in first shelling of US mainland during WWII 70 years ago this hour (1942)

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(Monday, February 23, 1942, 7:15 p.m. local time) — The first shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II occurred tonight as a Japanese submarine fired on an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, Calif. Though damage was minimal, the event was key in triggering the West Coast invasion scare and influenced the decision to intern Japanese-Americans.

‘The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank’ episode airs on ‘The Twilight Zone’ 50 years ago this hour (1962)


Video: 'The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank' promo clip

(Friday, February 23, 1962, 10 p.m. ET) — A man (James Best) returns from the dead during his funeral on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV anthology series The Twilight Zone. Continue reading ‘The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank’ episode airs on ‘The Twilight Zone’ 50 years ago this hour (1962)