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 - Barbara Morgan
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2007: Barbara Morgan becomes the first educator to safely reach space when the space shuttle Endeavour launches on its way to the international space station. In 1986, Morgan was the alternate for the first teacher selected for a space mission, Christa McAuliffe, who died with six astronauts in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger 73 seconds after its launch.


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