10th February

The events happened on 10th February are :

1996 : Kasparov-versus-computer chess match : On this day in 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov began a six-round match against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer built by IBM, in which Kasparov claimed a 4–2 victory (though Deep Blue won a rematch the following year).

1990 : The spacecraft Galileo flew past Venus on its way to Jupiter.

1962 : U.S. airman Francis Gary Powers, captured pilot of the U-2 plane downed by the Soviet Union in 1960, was exchanged for jailed Soviet informant Rudolf Abel.

1898 : German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburg.

1846 : The British conquered the Sikhs in northwestern India in the Battle of Sobraon, the most decisive engagement of the First Sikh War.

1837 : Russian author Aleksandr Pushkin was killed in a duel defending his wife's honour.

1763 : The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending territorial conflicts between France and Britain in the Seven Years' War, the North American phase of which was called the French and Indian War.

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