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August 16: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

Happy Birthday! (August 16, 1958)
Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(August 16, 1977)
Elvis Presley, renowned as the "King of Rock and Roll," died of a heart attack caused primarily by drug usage. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 16, 2018)
Aretha Franklin, renowned as the "Queen of Soul" and who characterised the golden age of soul music in the 1960s, died at the age of 76.

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