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 - Patricia Neal
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Warner Bros. Pictures

2010: Actress Patricia Neal dies of lung cancer at age 84 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Neal was best known for her film roles in "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Hud," the last of which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She's seen here in a publicity photo for the 1949 movie "The Hasty Heart."


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