Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Colin Powell uses fabricated information to justify going to war with Iraq 10 years ago today (2003)


Video: 'Wilkerson on his collaboration on WMD presentation at UN'

(Wednesday, February 5, 2003) — U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell today gave a largely fabricated speech to the UN Security Council that played a key role in providing the Bush administration with credibility to launch the ill-fated Iraq War. Continue reading Colin Powell uses fabricated information to justify going to war with Iraq 10 years ago today (2003)

McCartney announces first European leg of ‘New World Tour’ 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Movin' On Documentary' (Feb. 5, 1993, at 32:32)

(Friday, February 5, 1993, 6:30 p.m. local time) — Paul McCartney announced the first European leg of his New World Tour during a news conference today at Docklands Arena in London. Continue reading McCartney announces first European leg of ‘New World Tour’ 20 years ago today (1993)

Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to Lyon, France 30 years ago today (1983)


Video: 'Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie' (part 15; Feb. 5, 1983, at 11:01

(Saturday, February 5, 1983) — Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie, expelled from Bolivia, was brought to Lyon, France, today to stand trial (known as the “Butcher of Lyon” for having personally tortured prisoners of the Gestapo while stationed in Lyon, France, he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison. He died in 1991.) Continue reading Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to Lyon, France 30 years ago today (1983)

Last American combat casualty in Vietnam buried 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 11' (Feb. 5, 1973, at 5:39)

(Monday, February 5, 1973; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — With full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army today buried America’s last warrior to be killed in Vietnam before the Jan. 27, 1973, cease-fire ended the United States’ longest war.

Col. William B. Holde, 43, died 11 hours before the truce went into effect, the victim of an enemy artillery burst. At the time, he was the 45,941st confirmed American serviceman to be killed in action in Indochina (the final count would be 58,220 American serviceman killed).

‘Peter Pan’ released in U.S. theaters 60 years ago today (1953)


Video: 'Peter Pan' trailer

(Thursday, February 5, 1953)Peter Pan, an animated film produced by Walt Disney about a girl named Wendy and her brothers who are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan, was released today in U.S. theaters.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, the film starred Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Paul Collins and Tommy Luske.