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.
1989: Activist and Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton is gunned down at the age of 47 in Oakland, California. He's seen here on the right in the 1960s with Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale.
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