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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 - Jack Kirby
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1994: Writer and illustrator Jack Kirby, one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium, dies of heart failure at age 76 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Kirby co-created many of Marvel Comics major characters, including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.

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