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This Day in History: February 10

February 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1763 - French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  2. 1967 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  3. 1989 - Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
  4. 1996 - The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
  5. 1998 - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy (Russian painter), Boris Pasternak (Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate), John Franklin Enders (American scientist, Nobel Prize laureate), Walter Houser Brattain (Chinese-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Dominique Pire (Belgian friar, Nobel Prize laureate)

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