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 - Wild Thing
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1966: The rock song "Wild Thing" by the British band the Troggs is released in the U.S. The song soon shot to the top of the charts in U.S. and held the second spot in the United Kingdom.

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