February 10

This Day in History

1863

General Tom Thumb Marries

On this day in 1863, Charles Sherwood Stratton, popularly known as General Tom Thumb, who stood 102 centimetres tall, married Lavinia Warren, who was 81 centimetres tall. The son of a carpenter, … (more...)

1763

New World altered by treaty

The Treaty of Paris is signed between Britain, France, and Spain, reshaping the map of North America and ending the colonial phase of the Seven Years' War. France, defeated in the New World and … (more...)

1567

Mary Queen of Scots’s Husband Assassinated

On this day in 1567, an explosion destroyed the Kirk o’ Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, killing the second husband of Mary Queen of Scots—Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. At the time, many believed tha … (more...)