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Bird Painting from July 22, 1899.
Louis Fuertes painted lots of birds, like this one in celebration of nature

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The First Earth Day
April 22, 1970

For the many people who care for the environment, Earth Day became the first opportunity they had to join in a nationwide demonstration to send a big message to public officials--a message to tell them to protect our planet. Both Arbor Day and Bird Day (established in the late 1800s) supported forestation, conservation, and the appreciation of nature, but on a smaller scale than Earth Day. While all three of these days helped educate the general public, some Americans already had a deep appreciation of nature.
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