On this day: August 8

POSTED: 03:25 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 07, 2014 

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 - Standard & Poor's
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Standard & Poor's

2011: Standard & Poor's rating agency downgrades U.S. sovereign debt. The downgrade was the first in the history of the United States.

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