Earth Day by the numbers

Posted: 0:04 PM EDT Apr 10, 2012   Updated: 3:00 AM EDT Apr 22, 2015

Founded 45 years ago as a day of environmental education, Earth Day is now celebrated worldwide. Check out the numbers behind this global holiday.

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    On this day: November 27

    Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.