On this day
The Treaty of Paris ended the French-Indian War.
On February 10th 1763, the Treaty of Paris finally ended the French and Indian War. France then ceded Quebec to Great Britain. Both France and India have, regrettably, seen many battles and conflicts arise over the years, but today marks the end of a fairly brutal series of events.
Victoria married Albert!
This date back in 1840 was a very special date for Queen Victoria! It was the day she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. They’ve been honored throughout history as an iconic royal couple, and even have their own museum in the UK, dedicated to their period in charge of the British throne.
The HMS Dreadnought was christened.
HMS Dreadnought was officially christened on this day, bringing in the first in a revolutionary new breed of battleships! In fact, her name inspired the entire new breed of battleships known as the Dreadnoughts!
The Paris Peace Treaties were signed.
Paris had yet another treaty to deal with on February 10th 1947! This time, it was the Paris Peace Treaties that were being signed by Romania, Italy, Hungary, Finland, Bulgaria, and the Allies of World War II.
Ron Brown made American history.
On this date back in 1989, history was made as Ron Brown became the first African American to lead a major American political party! He was elected as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, or the DNC.
Feeling blue, Mr Kasparov?
The IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue, beat chess master Garry Kasparov in a tense game of chess! It was the first time ever that a supercomputer beat a chess master - and they’ve only developed since then. Rise of the robots indeed…!
Special Days Falling on February 10thAs you’ve seen, there’s plenty about February 10th worth remembering. As it happens, there’s more than just historical events to keep in mind! Here are some national days you may wish to take part in if you’re stuck for something to do…
National Home Warranty Day
Every home should have a warranty for its repairs, maintenance, and so on. If you’re not already protected, February 10th is absolutely the day to make a change. So, take the time to check around your home for anything that might need repairing, and take advantage of your warranties!
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Although the combination of cream cheese and brownies may seem a little strange, they make a rich, chocolatey delight when put together! So, get your favorite cream cheese bagels from your local bakers, or make your own today to properly honor this highly important occasion!
National Umbrella Day
Umbrellas are usually undervalued for everything that they do for us. From protecting us from the rain to providing much-needed shade from the sun, these handy little devices deserve some love! Don’t forget to pick up your brolly if the heavens start cascading - this invention certainly deserves more love.