This Day In History: 08/22/1950 - Tennis Coior Barrier Broken

  • Posted: 6/28/2012
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In a This Day in History video, host Russ Mitchell takes us through the history of August 22nd. On this day in 1775, England's King George III declared his American colonies were in open rebellion against his crown. On this day in 1902, Theodore Roosevelt became the first American president to ride in an automobile. On this day in 2005, the last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip. Also on this day in 1950, Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in tennis when the United States Lawn Tennis Association accepted her into their championship.

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