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 - John Tyler
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1841: President John Tyler vetoes a bill calling for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members rioted outside the White House and burned Tyler in effigy in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

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