On this day: August 22

Published: Aug 20 2012 06:42:29 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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2007: The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history (after 1900).

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