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 - Charles De Gaulle
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Library of Congress

1962: The French paramilitary group OAS unsuccessfully attempts to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle in Petit-Clamart, France. As de Gaulle's official limousine sped through the town it was met by submachine-gun fire. De Gaulle and his entourage, which included his wife, survived the attempt without any casualties or serious injuries.

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