Apr 22, 2017
April 22. In 1864, Congress passed legislation allowing “In God We Trust” to be inscribed on one and two-cent coins. In 1915, at the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans debuted poison gas. On the same day, the New York Yankees debuted pinstriped uniforms. In 1952, the first nuclear explosion was shown on live network TV (Nevada test). In 1966, the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” was released. In 1969, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. In 1970, the first Earth Day was observed. Happy Birthday, Vladimir Nabokov, Rita Levi-Montalcini (1986 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology), Yehudi Menuhin, Charles Mingus, Louise Gluck. It’s Earth Day. Mission: Honor our Mother.