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 - Laura Ingalls Wilder
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1867: Author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the "Little House" series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family, is born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls in Pepin County, Wisconsin.

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