On this day: February 6

Published: Feb 05 2013 05:58:31 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Aaron Burr
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1756: Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805, is born in Newark, N.J. Burr would also become known for the 1804 duel in which he mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

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