1763: The Treaty of Paris this day ended the French and American-Indians War( part of the Seven Years War) and France ceded Quebec to Great Britain.
1840: Queen Victoria of the UK ( then 20 years old and 2 years on the throne) and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ( Germany) were married at the Chapel Royal of St James Palace, London.
1923: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a German mechanical engineer , physicist and inaugural Nobel Prize winner in Physicist, died this day, aged 77 years.
1940: The cartoon characters Tom and Jerry this day made their debut with Puss Get the Boot
1996: The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue this day defeated Garry Kasparov, ( a Russian chess grandmaster/ former World Chess Champion) in chess for the first time.
2009 The communication satellites Irridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided in orbit destroying both.
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