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On this day: August 8

Published On: Aug 06 2012 05:25:51 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Napoleon goes into exile, Wrigley gets lights, the "Dream Team" clinches gold in Barcelona, and the United States' debt rating takes a hit, all on this day.

OTD August 8 - Napoleon Saint Helene
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1815: Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St. Helena in the south Atlantic Ocean more than 11,000 miles off the west coast of Africa. He would spend the rest of his life in exile before dying in 1821.


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