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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 - Webb Pierce
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Decca Records

1921: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Webb Pierce, who charted more No. 1 hits than any other country artist during the 1950s, is born in West Monroe, La. Pierce's biggest hit was "In the Jailhouse Now," which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at No. 1. Among his other No. 1 hits were "Slowly," "Love, Love, Love," "I Don't Care," "There Stands the Glass," "More and More," "I Ain't Never" and "Wondering."

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