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Word Origin and History for earth day

Earth Day

as an annual ecological awareness event on April 22, dates to 1970; the idea and the name formed in 1969.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for earth day

Historical Examples

  • A dark shadow blotted out the brightness of the Earth-day for him.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • Despite the heavy cloud cover, the afternoon was as bright as an Earth-day.

    Wind

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • No water in fountains, water in toilets only during part of an Earth-day.

    The Planet Strappers

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • The local day would be something more than an Earth-day in length.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins