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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 - Teddy Roosevelt
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1902: Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first president of the United States to ride in an automobile in public, when he rides in a Columbia Electric Victoria Phaeton in Hartford, Conn.

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