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 - space shuttle
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NASA

1989: The space shuttle Columbia takes off on STS-28 Mission, a secret five-day military mission. Although the details of the mission are classified, the payload was widely believed to be the first SDS-2 communications satellite.

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