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REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

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Earth Day is an annual event  to demonstrate support for
environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it
now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally
by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1
billion people in more than 193 countries.

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The official theme for 2022.

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AMERICAN ORBITED EARTH ON THIS DAY

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From Cape Canaveral, Florida,
John Herschel Glenn Jr. was
successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7
spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut
on this day in 1962.

Glenn, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, was
among the seven men chosen by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) in 1959 to become
America’s first astronauts.

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