The Treaty of Paris – Today In Southern History

10 February 1763 

On this date in 1763…

The Treaty of Paris, “The definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain” was signed at Paris, France to end the French and Indian War. England claimed sovereignty over all lands and Indians east of the Mississippi River.

Other Years:

  • 1861 – Jefferson Davis was notified by telegraph that he had been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1863 – The first U.S. fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane, of Virginia.
  • 1923 – Texas Tech University was founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1927 – Soprano Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi.
  • 1962 – The Soviet Union exchanged capture American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of Jenkins, Kentucky for Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel.
  • 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified dealing with presidential succession.

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