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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 - Vladimir Nabokov
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1899: Vladimir Nabokov, known for the novels "Lolita" and "Pale Fire" and the memoir "Speak, Memory," is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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