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 - The Beatles
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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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