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 - Glen Campbell
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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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