On this day: August 16

Published On: Aug 13 2012 11:42:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2016 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 - Margaret Mitchell
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1949: Author Margaret Mitchell, best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Gone with the Wind," dies at age 48 in Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, five days after being struck by a car while crossing the street with her husband.

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