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.
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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