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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 - Elton John
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1970: Elton John's self-titled album is released, becoming his first album to be released in the United States. He had previously released his debut album, "Empty Sky," in the United Kingdom the previous year, but it would not be released in America until 1975. "Elton John" included his breakthrough single "Your Song" and would earn a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in 1971. It also featured the singles "Border Song" and "Take Me to the Pilot."

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