world observed World Earth Day today completely unawares
that it was really 'World Gaylord Day' due to an administration
error at the United Nations in 1969, we can now reveal.
Earth Day, the brainchild of Democratic Senator from
Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, is observed every 22nd April
and is intended as a day for recognising the impact the
growing population has on the limited resources of planet
due to an accidental oversight the working title World Gaylord
Day was the actual name submitted to the UN in 1968 on a
paper recommending the recognition of the day.
Nelson's name was also incorrectly included on the document
as 'Earth Nelson'.
expert in mix-ups told this website:
is clear to see that there was a simple transposition
error with the name Gaylord transposing with the word
Earth to cause this problem with the days name.
In reality everyone knows that April 22nd is World Earth
Day, even if legally it is World Gaylord Day and could
remain so for the foreseeable future."
source at the United Nations confirmed that it could be
years until the name is legally rectified.