On this day: April 22

Published On: Apr 19 2013 01:48:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2016 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 - Sherri Shepherd
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1967: Comedian, actress and talk show host Sherri Shepherd, best known as one of the five co-hosts on the daytime talk show "The View," is born in Chicago, Illinois. Shepherd has also starred in the sitcoms "Less than Perfect" and "Sherri" and had a recurring role on the sitcoms "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "30 Rock."

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