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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 - Joseph Pulitzer
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1847: Joseph Pulitzer, the journalist and publisher best known for the prizes named in his honor, is born Pulitzer József in Makó, Kingdom of Hungary. The publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World newspapers, his "yellow journalism" war between his World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal revolutionized the newspaper industry.

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