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On this day: April 22

Published On: Apr 19 2013 01:48:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Ansel Adams
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1984: Photographer Ansel Adams, best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, dies of a heart attack at the age of 82 in Monterey, Calif.

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