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 - Stuart Sutcliffe
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1962: Scottish musician Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bassist for The Beatles, dies of brain aneurysm at the age of 21 in Hamburg, Germany. Sutcliffe left the band in July 1961 to pursue his career as an artist.

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