August 16th

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August 16th :

August 16 th Events in History

1896 Gold discovered in yukon :

1896 Gold discovered in yukon Gold strikes in alaska While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West.

1948 Babe Ruth Dies:

1948 Babe Ruth Dies On August 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman "Babe" Ruth dies from cancer in N ew York City . For two days following, his body lay in state at the main entrance to Yankee Stadium, and tens of thousands of people stood in line to pay their last respects. He was buried in Hawthorne, New York. Ruth, who had a colorful personality and an unmistakable physical presence, began his major league career in Baltimore in 1914

1958 Madonna is born:

1958 Madonna is born born near Detroit, Michigan after dropping out of the University of Michigan in 1978, the future “Material Girl” moved to New York City to become a dancer Also pursues acting career currently

1977 Elvis Presley DIes:

1977 Elvis Presley DIes Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription medication. Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jesse, died during the birth.

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