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 - New York World's Fair
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1964: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season. The fair, held in Flushing, Queens, was one of the largest world's fairs to be held in the United States and is best remembered as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology, including the nascent Space Age.


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