On Feb. 5, 1631, Roger Williams immigrated to America, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts. Williams went on to establish the colony of Providence Plantation, which provided a refuge for religious minorities, start the first Baptist church in America, and advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans.
On Feb. 5, 1778, South Carolina became the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
On Feb. 5, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila. He had said he would.
On Feb. 5, 1958, a hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.