Earth Day by the numbers

Published: Apr 10 2012 12:04:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Founded in 1970 as a day of environmental education, Earth Day is now celebrated worldwide. Check out the numbers behind this global holiday.

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  • First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.