On this day: February 6

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:58:31 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Axl Rose
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1962: Singer W. Axl Rose, best known as the lead vocalist for the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, is born William Bruce Rose Jr. in Lafayette, Indiana.

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