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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 - Red River Valley outbreak
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1979: A tornado touches down in Wichita Falls, Texas, killing 42 people. The storm was part of a bigger two-day outbreak of at least 59 tornadoes near the Red River Valley that killed an additional 16 people and became known as the Red River Valley tornado outbreak.

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