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 - Dream Team
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Ken Hackman/U.S. Air Force

1992: The United States basketball "Dream Team," led by the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, clinches the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. Consisting of NBA players for the first time ever, the U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85, completing an 8-0 run that saw it defeat opponents by an average of almost 44 points. David Robinson is seen here shooting a free throw against Puerto Rico with Charles Barkley lined up for the rebound.


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