On this day: August 8

Published On: Aug 06 2012 06:25:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Davis Cup
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1900: The first Davis Cup tennis series begins in Boston. The tournament is named after Dwight F. Davis, a Harvard tennis player who played in the first tournament and bought the original sterling silver trophy with $1,000 of his own money. The U.S. team would defeat Great Britain three matches to zero to capture the inaugural cup.


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