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 - 11th Amendment
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1795: The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, granting states sovereign immunity. The amendment, the first Constitutional amendment since the adoption of the Bill of Rights, means that states are generally immune from being sued in federal court without their consent.

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