Today in History - February 6

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Today in History - February 6

Thursday, Feb 6 2014 by kjfitz
1862 – American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

Appx site of Fort Henry
1958 - The Munich air disaster took place when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with a number of supporters and journalists. 20 of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash.

1958 Manchester United's Munich air disaster memorial