Today in history 2/10/2017

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2/10/2017:

Today in history, Hulagu (see picture below), a Mongol leader, seizes Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate in 1258.

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Today in history, The Treaty of Paris ends the French-Indian War. France gives up all her territories in the New World except New Orleans and a few scattered islands 1763.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte leaves Cairo, Egypt, for Syria, at the head of 13,000 men in 1799.

Today in history, Queen Victoria (see picture below) marries Prince Albert in 1840.

10th February 1840:  Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and Prince Albert (1819 - 1861) on their return from the marriage service at St James's Palace, London. Original Artwork: Engraved by S Reynolds after F Lock.  (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Today in historyThe war halts civilian car production at Ford in 1942.

Today in history, Bell Aircraft displays a fixed-wing vertical-takeoff plane in 1955.

Today in history, The Metropolitan Museum announces the first major theft in its 110-year history; a $150,000 Greek marble head in 1979.

Today in history, The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy in 1986.

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