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1864 Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.
1912 The United States Chamber of Commerce had its beginnings with a National Commercial Conference held in Washington, D.C.
1952 An atomic test in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television as a 31-kiloton bomb was dropped from a B-50 Superfortress.
1963 Lester B. Pearson took office as Canada's 14th prime minister.
1970 Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first "Earth Day."
1993 The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C. to honor victims of Nazi extermination.
1994 Richard M. Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died at a New York hospital four days after suffering a stroke; he was 81.
In The Star
April 22, 1938, in The Star: Erection of a daytime-only radio broadcasting station for Anniston will be started here in the near future, it was revealed here today following receipt of a telegram from Congressman Sam Hobbs that a petition of Col. H. M. Ayers, publisher of The Anniston Star, had been granted. The specific location of the new station has not been definitely settled upon.
April 22, 1988, in The Star: Thanks to a show of support from parents and fellow classmates, a Finnish exchange student will don a cap and gown and take part in the Oxford High School graduation. Tiina Kalliomaki, 17, of Finland, said the chance to participate in the pomp and circumstance of a traditional American high school graduation was one of the reasons she came to Oxford a year ago. Until this week, it did not appear Miss Kalliomaki would have the chance. Principal Louis Higgins and the Oxford Board of Education had announced that her participation in commencement ceremonies would violate state guidelines. However, after students and parents protested the decision, Higgins changed his mind this week. Also this date: After his wife got fired up about her hobby about 20 years ago, Robert Byrom decided to set her up in business. That Jacksonville business is now called Paints, Crafts and Hobbies and stocks items from ceramics to remote control cars. So she could fire her own clay, Byrom bought a kiln. He also bought other supplies to start the business.
Birthdays for April 22
Actress Charlotte Rae is 87. Actress Estelle Harris is 81. Singer Glen Campbell is 77. Actor Jack Nicholson is 76. Movie director John Waters is 67. Singer Peter Frampton is 63. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 59. Actor Ryan Stiles is 54. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 54. Comedian Byron Allen is 52. Actor Chris Makepeace is 49. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 42. Actor Eric Mabius is 42. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 39. Rock singer-musician Daniel Johns (Silverchair) is 34. Actress Michelle Ryan is 29. Actress Amber Heard is 27.
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