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 - Smolensk crash
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2010: A Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, senior Polish military officials, government officials and 15 members of the Polish parliament. Attempting to land in thick fog, the aircraft was too low as it approached the runway. It struck some trees, rolled upside down and broke apart when it hit the ground, eventually coming to rest 660 feet short of the runway in a wooded area.

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