On this day: August 16

Published On: Aug 14 2012 12:42:32 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT
Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation

Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.