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On this day: April 22

Published On: Apr 19 2013 02:48:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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