February 10

1763

Treaty of Paris signed, ending the French and Indian War. France ceded Canada and all its North American territories east of the Mississippi to Great Britain.

1837

Russian poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin was killed in a duel.

1840

Queen Victoria married Prince Albert.

1942

Glenn Miller received the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

1962

The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.

1967

The 25th Amendment was ratified, establishing presidential succession.

1996

IBM's computer, Deep Blue, beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in the first game of their match.

2005

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller died.

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