10 February 2023: This day in history

60: St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta

1720: Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory

1763: Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain

1824: Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1879: Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo

1906: British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design

1952: India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power


Source: Onthisday.com

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