Today in History – 22 April 1970


Earth Day: Celebrated for the First Time

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 on this day. Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson to raise awareness of the world’s environmental problems and hopefully provoke action to remedy them. Earth day is now celebrated around the world in many countries.

For more on Earth Day, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

 

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