February 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1763 - French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
- 1967 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
- 1989 - Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
- 1996 - The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
- 1998 - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
- 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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