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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 - New York World's Fair
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1964: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season. The fair, held in Flushing, Queens, was one of the largest world's fairs to be held in the United States and is best remembered as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology, including the nascent Space Age.

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