On this day: August 16

POSTED: 10:42 PM Aug 13 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 16 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 - Kittinger jump
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U.S. Air Force

1960: Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet. Kittinger's records for the highest ascent, highest parachute jump, and fastest velocity stood for 52 years, until they were broken in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner.

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