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.
1911: Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States from 1981–89, is born in Tampico, Illinois. Before becoming president, Reagan was a radio, television and film actor and the governor of California. He died at age 93 on June 5, 2004, from pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease.
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