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 - Harvey Firestone
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1938: American businessman Harvey Firestone, the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at the age of 69 in Miami Beach, Fla.

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