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Today February 10 in History

1258 This day, Baghdad ( then capital of Abbasid Caliphate) fell to the 13 -day siege and invasion of the Mongols, bringing the Islamic Golden Age to an end.

 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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