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On this day: April 22

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

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 - Disco Lady
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Columbia Records

1976: Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" becomes the very first platinum single in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America, selling two million copies.

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