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.
1964: The Beatles first arrive in the United States and are greeted by screaming fans at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Their performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" two days later would mark the beginning of what was referred to as the British Invasion.
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