On this day: April 10

Published On: Apr 08 2013 10:21:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first Arbor Day is celebrated, the Titanic sets sail, "The Great Gatsby" is published, Paul McCartney quits The Beatles, and the U.S. and China engage in "ping-pong diplomacy," all on this day.

OTD April 10 - record wind gust
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Japan Meteorological Agency

1996: The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 253 mph, is measured on Barrow Island in Western Australia during Tropical Cyclone Olivia. The wind broke the previous record recorded in April 1934 at 231 mph on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

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