On this day: August 22

Posted: 6:42 PM EDT Aug 20, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 22, 2015

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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    Dr Pepper is served for the first time, Ford introduces the first moving assembly line, Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus, and TWA completes its last flight, all on this day.