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 - Danny Thomas
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1991: Singer, comedian and actor Danny Thomas, best known for starring in the television sitcom "Make Room for Daddy," dies of heart failure at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California. Thomas, whose careers spanned five decades, is also known as the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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