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.
1880: Frances Perkins, who would become the first female member of the United States cabinet when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her as secretary of labor in 1933, is born in Boston, Mass. She can be seen here behind Roosevelt as he signs the National Labor Relations Act in July 1935.
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