On this day: August 24

POSTED: 08:33 PM PDT Aug 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 23, 2015 

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 - Abbie Hoffman
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1967: Led by Abbie Hoffman (center), the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.


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