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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 - Roger Federer
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1981: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, the winner of a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, is born in Basel, Switzerland.

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