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.
1974: NBA player Steve Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and eight-time NBA All-Star, is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nash, who was raised in British Columbia, Canada, has also played with the Canadian national team several times, including captaining the team to the quarterfinals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
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