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On this day: April 22

POSTED: 11:48 AM PDT Apr 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 21, 2013 

Thousands rush to claim land in Oklahoma, the first nationwide Earth Day takes place, Richard Nixon dies, federal agents seize Elián González, and the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sinks while spewing oil, all on this day.

OTD April 22 - Coinage Act of 1864
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1864: The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864, which authorizes the inscription "In God We Trust" on one-cent and two-cent coins.

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