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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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