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.
1944: Rudolf Vrba (left) and Alfred Wetzler (right) escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during the World War II. Upon reaching Slovakia two weeks later, they provided Jewish officials with 40 pages of information detailing the mass murder that was taking place at the hands of the Nazis.
Denver District Attorney's Office
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