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.
1936: Football coach and broadcaster John Madden, who led the Oakland Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI in 1977 and went on to a long career as a color commentator for NFL telecasts, is born in Austin, Minn. Madden, who spent 2002 to 2006 on Monday Night Football, is also known for the long-running "Madden NFL" video game series.
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