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On this day: August 22

Published On: Aug 20 2012 05:42:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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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