On this day: August 24

POSTED: 08:33 PM PDT Aug 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 23, 2016 

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 Fame infielder Cal Ripken Jr., best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played during his 21-season career with the Baltimore Orioles, is born in Havre de Grace, Maryland. A member of the 3,000 hit club and a 19-time All-Star, Ripken also was named American League MVP twice, earned AL Rookie of the Year honors in 1982, and won a World Series title with Baltimore in 1983.


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