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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 - Babe Ruth
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1948: Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth, who helped the New York Yankees to four World Series titles during his career and was among the five first inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, dies from cancer in New York City at the age of 53.

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