Feb. 10, 1996:World chess champion Garry Kasparov lost the first game of a match in Philadelphia against an IBM computer dubbed "Deep Blue."
1763:Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years' War.
1840:Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
1936:Nazi Germany's Reichstag passed a law investing the Gestapo secret police with absolute authority exempt from any legal review.
1949:Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.
1962:The Soviet Union exchanged captured American 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.
1966:The Jacqueline Susann novel "Valley of the Dolls" was published by Bernard Geis Associates.
1967:The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it.
1968:U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming won America's only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.
2005:Playwright Arthur Miller died in Roxbury, Connecticut, at age 89 on the 56th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "Death of a Salesman."
"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-born British actress (1929-1993)