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On This Day: February 10th

This is 41st day of the year and 324 days remain in the year.

in history
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.
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.
February 10 BirthdaysBoris Pasternak1890–1960, Russian Author.
Jimmy Durantecomedian, actor
Robert Wagneractor
Roberta Flacksinger, songwriter
Peter Allensinger, songwriter
Leontyne Priceopera singer
Bertolt Brechtdramatist
Harrison Gray Otissoldier and journalist
Mark Spitzswimmer
John F. Endersbacteriologist
Laura Dernactress



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