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.
1991: Singer, comedian and actor Danny Thomas, best known for starring in the television sitcom "Make Room for Daddy," dies of heart failure at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California. Thomas, whose careers spanned five decades, is also known as the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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