Ready to learn? Here are 5 Weird But True Facts from February 5-6
February 5, 1922 Readers Digest Magazine First Published. Founders DeWitt Wallace and his wife Lila Wallace publish the first Reader's Digest magazine designed to provide abridged articles on a wide variety of subjects, for easy reading. They publish and direct market the magazine themselves. Circulation is over 10 million copies in the United States and is still believed to be the best-selling consumer magazine in the nation.
February 5, 1994 The country’s lengthiest murder case ends today as Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers 31 years ago.
February 6, 1911 Rolls-Royce selects the official Rolls-Royce Mascot. The distinctive silver-winged animal is named “The Spirit of Ecstasy.” More than 100 years later, it remains the symbolic hood ornament on Rolls Royce to this day.
Feb. 6, 1943 Famous crooner "Ol' Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra debuted on “Your Hit Parade.”
February 6, 1971 Apollo 14 Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon, making him the envy of all earthbound golfers. Shepard was also the first American in space back in 1961. See more at
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