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On this day: August 16

POSTED: 09:42 PM PDT Aug 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 15, 2013 

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 - pina colada
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1954: What is widely believed to be the first piña colada is served by its creator, bartender Ramón "Monchito" Marrero Pérez, at the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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