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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 - John Pemberton
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1888: John Pemberton, a Confederate veteran and pharmacist best known for inventing Coca-Cola in 1886, dies of cancer at age 57 in Atlanta, Ga.

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