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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 - Warsaw radio tower
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1991: The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses. Due to an error in exchanging the guy-wires on the highest stock, the mast first bent and then snapped at roughly half its height.

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