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.
1948: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as U.S. Army chief of staff and is succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.
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