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The Woman Who Broke the Color Barrier for Tennis

When LIFE Magazine caught up with Althea Gibson in 1956 in France, the tennis star—who was born Aug. 25, 1927—was already famous, but she was still proving herself to the world. 27 more words

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The Woman Who Broke the Color Barrier for Tennis

When LIFE Magazine caught up with Althea Gibson in 1956 in France, the tennis star—who was born Aug. 25, 1927—was already famous, but she was still proving herself to the world. 216 more words

On August Twenty-second

a lot of terrible things happened and some good ones too, depending on your viewpoint. For example, in 1485, King Richard III of England lost the War of the Roses, perhaps for the want of a shoe. 487 more words

ON THIS DAY: August 22, 2016

August 22nd is

Be an Angel Day *

Eat a Peach Day

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 21, 2016

July 21st is

No Makeup Day

National Junk Food Day

ASPCA No Pet Store Puppies Day

USATWA Tug-of-War Tournament Day

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“No matter what accomplishments you make,
somebody helped you.” Althea Gibson

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