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 west from Illinois.
1949 – Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opened on Broadway. (Miller died on the same date in 2005 at age 89.)
1967 – The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.
1996 – IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.