On this day: February 6

POSTED: 02:58 PM PST Feb 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 05, 2015 

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 - Ronald Reagan Airport
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1998: Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., is renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in honor of the former president. The name change came on Reagan's 87th birthday.


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