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On this day: August 16

Published On: Aug 13 2012 11:42:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD August 16 - Fess Parker
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1924: Actor Fess Parker, best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV miniseries and as TV's Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970, is born in Fort Worth, Texas.

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