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 - Mike Farrell
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1939: Actor Mike Farrell, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series "M*A*S*H," is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Farrell also has had TV roles on the series "Providence" and "Desperate Housewives."

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