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 - HL Hunley recovery
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U.S. Naval Historical Center

2000: The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor, 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence, and five years after being filmed by a dive team funded by novelist Clive Cussler.


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