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 - John Pemberton
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1888: John Pemberton, a Confederate veteran and pharmacist best known for inventing Coca-Cola in 1886, dies of cancer at age 57 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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