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.
1912: The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England, for her first and only voyage. Five days later it would sink in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg, killing 1,502 people.
National Archives and Records Administration
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