On this day: February 6

POSTED: 02:58 PM PST Feb 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 05, 2016 

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 - Bob Marley
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1945: Reggae singer-songwriter and musician Bob Marley, whose best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "Get Up Stand Up," "Redemption Song" and "One Love," is born Nesta Robert Marley in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica. He died of cancer at age 36 on May 11, 1981.


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