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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

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.

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2010: Bobby Thomson, best known for the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," his game-winning three-run home run to give the New York Giants the National League pennant in 1951, dies at age 86 in Savannah, Georgia.

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