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On this day: April 22

Published On: Apr 19 2013 01:48:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2014 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 - John Ono Lennon
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Dutch National Archives

1969: A month after marrying Yoko Ono, John Lennon legally adds "Ono" as one of his middle names, becoming John Winston Ono Lennon. A brief ceremony marking the name change took place on the roof of the Apple Corps building, made famous three months earlier by The Beatles' "Let It Be" rooftop concert.

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