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 - Joe DiMaggio
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Baseball Digest

1949: New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first baseball player to make $100,000 a year when he signs a record contract.

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