Today in History for April 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. (April 10)

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SANDY KOZEL: April 10, 1998. In Northern Ireland, peace talks conclude with a landmark deal aimed at ending 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks. Negotiators sign the Good Friday Agreement, calling for power sharing between Protestants and Catholics in the troubled region.

1912. The Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. That journey ends in tragedy just days later when the British luxury liner sinks after hitting an iceberg.

1925. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," a novel about the American dream during the Roaring '20s, is first published.

And in 1992.

SAM KINISON: [SCREAMS] What did I do to my life? [SCREAMS]

SANDY KOZEL: Raunchy comedian Sam Kinison is killed when a pickup truck hits his car on a California highway. Kinison was 38 years old. Today in history, April 10. Sandy Kozel, the Associated Press.