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.
1959: At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
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