On this day: August 16

POSTED: 09:42 PM PDT Aug 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 15, 2016 

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 - Kathie Lee Gifford
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1953: Talk show host, singer and actress Kathie Lee Gifford (left), best known for her 15-year run on the talk show "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee," is born Kathryn Lee Epstein in Paris, France. Since 2008, she has co-hosted a portion of NBC's "Today" show alongside Hoda Kotb, with whom she's seen here in 2009.


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