TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1996, a machine scored its first victory under classic chess tournament rules as an IBM computer called “Deep Blue” beat world champion Garry Kasparov. In 1841, Upper and Low er Canada w ere united as the Province of Canada, w ith Kingston as the capital.
In 2005, the engagement of Prince Charles and his longtime lover, Camilla Parker Bowles, w as announced. (They married tw o months later.)
In 2009, a w orking U.S. commercial satellite and a derelict Russian satellite collided in space over Siberia, believed to be the first-ever crash of tw o intact space craft in orbit.