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On this day: April 22

POSTED: 11:48 AM PDT April 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT April 21, 2013 

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 - Richie Havens
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2013: Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens, known for soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, dies of a heart attack at age 72 in Jersey City, N.J.

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