On Feb. 5, 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor's Bluebird label. (Baltimore Sun files)
Feb. 5, 1887: Verdi's opera “Otello” premiered at La Scala.
Feb. 5, 1971: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.
Feb. 6, 1778: The United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris.
Feb. 6, 1911: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
Feb. 6, 1933: The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the...