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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 - John Lee Hooker
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1917: Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker, whose best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'," "I'm in the Mood" and "Boom Boom," is born in Coahoma County, Miss. Hooker developed a "talking blues" style that became his trademark and recorded more than 100 albums in his lifetime. He won four Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.


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