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 - Kenny Baker
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1934: Actor Kenny Baker, who plays R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" series of films, is born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. He died at the age of 81 on Aug. 13, 2016, following an extended illness.


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