On this day: February 7

Published On: Feb 06 2013 06:01:03 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The Mississippi River is rocked by earthquakes, Baltimore burns, Chaplin debuts "The Tramp," The Beatles arrive in America, and space shuttle astronauts make the first untethered spacewalk, all on this day.

OTD February 7 - James Spader
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1960: Actor James Spader, best known for his movie roles in "Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero," "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," "Stargate" and "Secretary," is born in Boston, Mass. Spader is also known for playing attorney Alan Shore on the TV shows "The Practice" and its spin-off "Boston Legal," for which he won three Emmy Awards.

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