Posted: Feb 15, 2019 10:55 PM MST
Updated: Feb 15, 2019 11:02 PM MST
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.
When it comes to the environment, some states are just better at being greener than others. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, check out which U.S. states are the greenest.
Music icon Prince dies, John Adams becomes the first U.S. vice president, Mark Twain dies, and Geraldo Rivera opens Capone's vaults, all on this day.
Harriet Tubman begins her work with the Underground Railroad, Fenway Park opens, the Bay of Pigs Invasion fails, and tragedy hits Columbine High School, all on this day.