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 - Monkees
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1966: The Monkees' first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," is released. The song would go on to top the Billboard Hot 100 on Nov. 5, 1966.

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