On this day: April 10

Published On: Apr 08 2013 10:21:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2014 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 - Jim Bowie
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1796: Jim Bowie, the pioneer and soldier who became a legendary figure and folk hero in American culture, is born in Logan County, Ky. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real and fictitious, contributed to his fame. He also played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.

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