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 - John Waters
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1946: Filmmaker John Waters, best known for directing movies such as "Mondo Trasho," "Pink Flamingos," "Polyester," "Hairspray" and "Cry-Baby," is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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