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 - Battle of Fort Henry
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1862: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the Civil War, capturing Fort Henry, Tenn., in the Battle of Fort Henry.

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