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On this day: August 24

POSTED: 08:33 PM PDT Aug 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 23, 2012 

The White House burns, potato chips are invented, John Lennon's assassin goes to prison, and Pete Rose agrees to a ban from baseball, all on this day.

OTD August 24 - Cal Ripken
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1960: Baseball Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr., best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, is born in Havre de Grace, Md.


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