Daily Calendar for April 22nd, 2014

The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.

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Earth Day

This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates.

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