On this day: August 16

POSTED: 09:42 PM PDT Aug 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 15, 2015 

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 - Eydie Gormé
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1928: Singer Eydie Gormé, best known as a member of the "Steve and Eydie" duo with her husband Steve Lawrence, is born Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York. The duo's biggest hit was "I Want to Stay Here" and Gormé also had hit singles as a solo artist, including "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "If He Walked Into My Life," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" and "Tonight I'll Say a Prayer." Gormé, who retired as of 2009 while Lawrence continued to perform as a solo act, died at age 84 on Aug. 10, 2013.

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