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On this day: August 22

POSTED: 03:42 PM PDT Aug 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 21, 2013 

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

OTD August 22 - Geneva Convention
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1864: Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The convention contained 10 articles, establishing for the first time legally binding rules guaranteeing neutrality and protection for wounded soldiers, field medical personnel, and specific humanitarian institutions in an armed conflict.

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