On this day: February 7

POSTED: 04:01 PM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 06, 2015 

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 - Chris Rock
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1965: Actor and comedian Chris Rock, who got his start on "Saturday Night Live" and is best known for his acclaimed standup comedy specials and movies such as "Down to Earth," "Bad Company," "Head of State," "Madagascar," "Grown Ups" and "Top Five," is born in Andrews, South Carolina.


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