Today in history – February 7, 2020

1795 – The 11th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified. The Amendment restricts the ability of individuals to sue states in federal court.

1962 – The U.S. bans all Cuban imports and exports.

1964 – The Beatles arrived in the United States for the first time and immediately set off a frantic wave of “Beatlemania.”

1973 – The U.S. Senate voted to set up a committee to investigate a break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington’s Watergate Complex.

1984 – U.S. astronauts Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart made the first untethered spacewalks.

2018 – White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter announced his resignation amid domestic abuse allegations from two of his ex-wives.