This day in history

Monday, April 22, is the 112th day of 2013. There are 253 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Glen Campbell is 77. Actor Jack Nicholson is 76. Movie director John Waters is 67. Singer Peter Frampton is 63. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 54. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 47. Actress Sheryl Lee is 46. Actress-talk show host Sherri Shepherd is 46. Actress Amber Heard is 27.

In 1864, Congress authorized the use of the phrase ‘‘In God We Trust’’ on US coins.


In 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.

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In 1963, Lester B. Pearson took office as Canada’s 14th prime minister.

In 1970, millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first ‘‘Earth Day.’’

In 1993, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C., to honor victims of Nazi extermination.

In 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.