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 - Big Ben
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1858: After the original Big Ben, a 16-ton bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.5-ton bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

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