.In 1969, Time magazine did a feature titled "America's Sewage System and the Price of Optimism". According to Time, the article featured a picture of the Cuyahoga River and explained how the river is a constant fire hazard because of quantities of oil deposited in it by numerous industries in the Cleveland area. The author did not intend to declare the dangers of an "unchecked" industrial revolution. However, the article and photo did just that. Soon after publication, Earth Day was formed. Today, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd, in more than 192 countries!