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On this day: February 6

POSTED: 02:58 PM PST Feb 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 05, 2014 

The Union gets its first victory of the Civil War, Ronald Reagan is born, The Righteous Brothers hit No. 1, and astronaut Alan Shepard works on his lunar golf game, all on this day.

OTD February 6 - Munich air disaster
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1958: Seven members of the Manchester United soccer team and 13 other passengers are killed when their plane crashes on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. Another player and two more people would die later from injuries suffered in the crash, raising the death toll to 23.

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