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On this day: August 8

POSTED: 03:25 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 07, 2013 

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 - Great Train Robbery
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The British Postal Museum

1963: In what will become to be known as "The Great Train Robbery," a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes in Buckinghamshire, England.

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