Sunday, February 10, 2019

On This Day in History

February 10, 2019

Historical Events

60  St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1720  Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory
1763  Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
1824  Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1879  Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo
1906  British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
1952  India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehruremains in power
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