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 - Kathie Lee Gifford
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1953: Talk show host, singer and actress Kathie Lee Gifford, 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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