On this day: August 22

Published On: Aug 20 2012 05:42:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2016 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 - Dorothy Parker
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1893: Writer Dorothy Parker, best known for her poems and her sharp wit, is born Dorothy Rothschild in Long Branch, New Jersey. Among her best known works are the collections of poems "Enough Rope," "Sunset Gun" and "Death and Taxes." Parker, a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, a celebrated group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits, also briefly found success in Hollywood, earning two Academy Award nominations before her left-wing politics got her blacklisted in the 1950s. She died of a heart attack at the age of 73 on June 7, 1967, in New York City.

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