Today in History
Today is Sunday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2013. There are 324 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of the Snake.
On Feb. 10, 1763, Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).
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In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
In 1863, showman P.T. Barnum staged the wedding of General Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren -- both little people -- in New York City.
In 1933, the first singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York.
In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.
In 1968, U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming won America's only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.
In 2005, playwright Arthur Miller died in Roxbury, Conn., at age 89 on the 56th anniversary of the Broadway opening of his "Death of a Salesman."
Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Leontyne Price is 86. Actor Robert Wagner is 83. Singer Roberta Flack is 76. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 73. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 58. Actress Kathleen Beller is 57. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 53. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 52. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 50. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 49. Actress Laura Dern is 46. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 41. Actress Emma Roberts is 22. Actress Makenzie Vega is 19. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 16.
Thought for Today: "Be nice to people on the way up. They're the same people you'll pass on the way down." -- Jimmy Durante, American comedian (born this day in 1893, died 1980).