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 - Auguste Lumiere
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1954: French filmmaker Auguste Lumière (left), who, along with his brother Louis (right), was one of the earliest filmmakers in history, dies at the age of 91 in Lyon, France. The Lumière brothers patented a number of significant filmmaking processes leading up to their film camera, the cinématographe, and presented the first motion picture screenings in 1895.

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