On this day: April 22

POSTED: 11:48 AM PDT Apr 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 21, 2016 

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 - John Ono Lennon
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Dutch National Archives

1969: A month after marrying Yoko Ono, John Lennon legally adds "Ono" as one of his middle names, becoming John Winston Ono Lennon. A brief ceremony marking the name change took place on the roof of the Apple Corps building, made famous three months earlier by The Beatles' "Let It Be" rooftop concert.


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