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 - Mel Tillis
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MCA Records

1932: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Mel Tillis, whose biggest hits include "I Ain't Never," "Good Woman Blues" and "Coca-Cola Cowboy," is born in Dover, Florida. He is also known as the father of fellow country singer Pam Tillis.


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