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 - Wild Thing
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1966: The rock song "Wild Thing" by the British band the Troggs is released in the U.S. The song soon shot to the top of the charts in U.S. and held the second spot in the United Kingdom.

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