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 - Tom Brokaw
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1940: News anchor and author Tom Brokaw, best known as the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News" from 1982 to 2004 and the author of "The Greatest Generation," is born in Webster, South Dakota.

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