On this day: February 6

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:58:31 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 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 - Ronald Reagan Airport
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1998: Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport in honor of the former president. The name change came on Reagan's 87th birthday.

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