On this day: August 8

POSTED: 03:25 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 07, 2016 

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 - James Hetfield
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1992: James Hetfield of Metallica is injured by a stage explosion at a concert in Montreal. A riot occurs later at the same show when Axl Rose cuts Guns N' Roses' set short because of a sore throat.


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