80 Years Ago—February 5, 1940: First sinking of a U-boat by a lone British destroyer: in convoy OA-84 off Land’s End, HMS Antelope sinks U-41.
Glenn Miller records “Tuxedo Junction.”
Jimmie Davis records “You Are My Sunshine,” which becomes a hit.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 5, 1945: US Seventh and French Armies link, splitting the Colmar pocket in France.
RAF Balloon Command is disbanded as the air raid threat lessens.