On this day: February 7

POSTED: 04:01 PM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 06, 2014 

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 - Cuba embargo
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Library of Congress

1962: U.S. President John F. Kennedy issues an executive order widening the scope of existing trade restrictions with Cuba, banning all Cuban imports and exports.

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