John’s Believe It Or Not… February 10th

Fioravanti stands in front of the classroom blackboard with his hands on his hips. Picture was taken in August, 2006.

It’s Fabulous Friday! Did you know…

Canada is ceded by France to Great Britain in 1763. The Treaty of Paris that ended The Seven Years War (aka The French-Indian War) turned all French colonies in North America except Louisiana into British possessions.

* The HMS Dreadnaught is launched by the British Royal Navy in 1906. It rendered all other capital warships of its day obsolete as the first steel-hulled battleship.

* IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov in 1996.

* Laura Ingalls Wilder, the chronicler of American frontier life, dies in 1957.

 

Look who was born on this date!

Boris Pasternak in 1880. (Influential Soviet Russian novelist, poet, and literary translator. He died in 1960)

Greg Norman in 1955. (He is the top professional golfer to hail from Australia. He’s 62 today.)

Elizabeth Banks in 1974. (American actress of Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games, and Catching Fire fame.)

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

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