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In case you haven't noticed yet, we are focusing our blogging today on Earth Day. That would be today, if you weren't aware. Anyway, did you know that Earth Day has it's very own dedicated network? If not, you should definitely check it out. There is a message board, ideas on what to do for Earth Day, organizations that are doing their part and news related to April 22nd.

Here's a list of dozens of things that happened on April 22 in past year that (mostly) bear no relation to Earth Day. It was the 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet in 1145, for example, and the Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began in 1954. Wikipedia's list of April 22nd happenings includes notable births (Jack Nicholson, Queen Isabella) as well as some history: "After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his und