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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 - Walter Lang
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1972: Film director Walter Lang, best known for the movies "State Fair," "The King and I" and "Desk Set," dies of kidney failure at the age of 75 in Palm Springs, Calif. Lang was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for "The King and I" in 1957.

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