On this day: February 7

Published On: Feb 06 2013 06:01:03 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 07 2016 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 - Dwight D Eisenhower
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1948: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as U.S. Army chief of staff and is succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.

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