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 - Amanda Blake
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CBS Television

1989: Actress Amanda Blake, best known for her 19-year stint as the saloon proprietress Miss Kitty Russell on the TV western "Gunsmoke," dies from complications of AIDS at age 60 in Sacramento, California.

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