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.
1862: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the Civil War, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee, in the Battle of Fort Henry.
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