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This day in history

Monday, Feb. 10, is the 41st day of 2014. There are 324 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 101. Actor Robert Wagner is 84. Singer Roberta Flack is 77. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 64. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 59. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 53. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 51. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 50. Actress Laura Dern is 47. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 40. Actress Emma Roberts is 23. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 17.

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In 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).

In 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimed united under an Act of Union passed by the British Parliament.

In 1942, the former French liner Normandie capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted for the US Navy.

In 1949, Arthur Miller’s play ‘‘Death of a Salesman’’ opened at Broadway’s Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.

In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured US U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. Republican George W. Romney announced his ultimately successful candidacy for governor of Michigan.

In 1967, the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it.

In 1968, US figure skater Peggy Fleming won the only US gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.

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