Today In History

1763: France ceded Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War.

1846: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, began an exodus to the west from Illinois.

1967: The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.

1968: Peggy Fleming of the United States won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.

1992: “Roots” author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70.

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