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 - Althea Gibson
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Library of Congress

1950: Althea Gibson becomes the first black player to compete in an international tennis event, the national grass court championship tournament at Forest Hills, Long Island, New York, the precursor to today's U.S. Open.

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