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 - Mary Leakey
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The Leakey Foundation

1913: Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, who made several of the most important fossil finds subsequently interpreted and publicized by her husband, the noted anthropologist Louis Leakey, is born Mary Douglas Nicol in London, England. She died at age 83 on Dec. 9, 1996.

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