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 - Bobby Thomson
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San Francisco Giants

2010: Bobby Thomson, best known for the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," his game-winning three-run home run to give the New York Giants the National League pennant in 1951, dies at age 86 in Savannah, Georgia.


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