On this day: August 16

POSTED: 10:42 PM MDT Aug 13, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Aug 16, 2013 
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.