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On April 22nd, 1970, millions of
Americans concerned about the environment
observed the first "Earth
In 1509, Henry the Eighth ascended the throne of
England following the death of his father, Henry
In 1864, Congress
authorized the use of the phrase "In God We
Trust" on US coins.
In 1889, the
Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of
homesteaders staked claims.
In 1930, the
United States, Britain and Japan signed the
London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine
warfare and limited shipbuilding.
In 1944, during
World War Two, US forces began invading
Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings
In 1952, an atomic
test conducted in Nevada became the first nuclear
explosion shown on live network television.
In 1954, the
televised Senate Army-McCarthy hearings began.
In 1964, President
Johnson opened the New York World's Fair.
In 1993, the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in
Washington DC to honor the victims of Nazi
In 1994, Richard
M. Nixon, the 37th president of the United
States, died at a New York hospital four days
after suffering a stroke; he was 81.
Ten years ago:
Pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon freed American
hostage Robert Polhill after nearly 39 months of
captivity. Millions of Americans joined in a
worldwide 20th anniversary celebration of the
first "Earth Day."
Five years ago: At
least two-thousand Rwandan refugees were
massacred by Rwandan troops at a camp in Kibeho.
One year ago: At
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado,
investigators found a powerful bomb made from a
propane tank, heightening suspicions that gunmen
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who killed 13
people before killing themselves, intended to
destroy the school, and may have had help in
assembling their arsenal. NATO struck directly
against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic,
destroying his luxurious mansion.
"Success is a
journey, not a destination."