11 February 2013

Timeline February 10 & 11

February 10
355  The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
1763  France ceded Quebec to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War.
1840  Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha.
1857  David Thompson, British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, died.
1893  Jimmy Durante, American comedian/entertainer, was born.
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.

February 11
1800  Henry Fox Talbot, English chemist/pioneer photographer, was born.
1805  Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacagawea, was born (Lewis and Clark).
1847  Thomas Alva Edison, inventor with more than 1,000 patents, was born in Milan, Ohio.
1929  The Lateran Treaty was signed with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
1975  Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to head a major party in Britain when she was elected leader of opposition Conservative Party.

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