On this day: April 22

POSTED: 11:48 AM PDT Apr 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 21, 2014 

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 - Aaron Spelling
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1923: Television producer Aaron Spelling, who produced such TV shows as "The Mod Squad," "Charlie's Angels," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "7th Heaven" and "Sunset Beach," is born in Dallas, Texas. He died at age 83 on June 23, 2006, from complications of a stroke he suffered five days earlier.

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