on this day in
1763 - The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. In the treaty France ceded Canada to England.
1920 - Major league baseball representatives outlawed pitches that involve tampering with the ball.
1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened on Broadway. (Miller died on the same date in 2005.)
1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.
1996, Kasparov (world chess champion) lost a regulation, 6-game match to a computer that could evaluate 200 million moves/sec
2009, You read this blog!!! Now go get your history makin' on and make it a GREAT day!