On this day: February 7

POSTED: 04:01 PM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 06, 2016 

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 - Monopoly
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U.S. Patent Office

1935: The classic board game Monopoly is first marketed by Charles Darrow, with the symbol of Rich Uncle Pennybags. Darrow would be issued a patent for the game on Dec. 31, 1935, and assign it to Parker Brothers, Inc., which had bought the rights to the game from him.


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