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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 - Angela Bassett
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1958: Actress Angela Bassett, an Academy Award nominee for the Tina Turner biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It" who's also known for movies such as "Malcolm X," "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," is born in Harlem, N.Y.

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