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 - John Deere
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1804: John Deere, the blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world, is born in Rutland, Vt.

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