On this day: August 22

POSTED: 03:42 PM PDT Aug 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 21, 2016 

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 - Ringo Starr
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1968: Ringo Starr quits The Beatles in disgust over the band's tensions and from boredom from sitting around waiting to contribute during sessions for the "White Album." He spent two weeks with Peter Sellers on the actor's yacht, where he wrote "Octopus's Garden," but returned after two weeks at the urgings of the other Beatles.


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