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.
1936: Singer, guitarist and actor Glen Campbell, whose hits include"Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and "Rhinestone Cowboy," is born in Delight, Arkansas. He's also known for hosting the variety show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" from 1969 to 1972 and appeared in movies such as "True Grit," "Norwood" and "Any Which Way You Can."
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