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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 - Omar Sharif
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1932: Actor Omar Sharif, best known for movies such as "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "Funny Girl," is born Michel Demitri Shalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt. Sharif earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe for his role in "Lawrence of Arabia," which was his first English language film.

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