On this day: April 10

Published: Apr 08 2013 11:21:02 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Dixie Carter
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2010: Actress Dixie Carter, best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the sitcom "Designing Women," dies of endometrial cancer at the age of 70 in Houston, Texas. Carter was also known for her TV roles on the legal drama "Family Law," the soap opera "The Edge of Night" and the drama series "Desperate Housewives." She's seen here with her husband, fellow actor Hal Holbrook, at the 2008 Academy Awards.

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