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.

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1971: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit. The event paved the way to a 1972 visit to Beijing by President Richard Nixon.

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