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 - Ringo Starr
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1962: Ringo Starr is picked to replace Pete Best as the drummer for the Beatles. Best had been with the group for more than two years. Starr's first performance as a full Beatle would come Aug. 18, 1962, at a Horticultural Society dance at Port Sunlight, England.

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