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 - Kinetograph
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National Park Service

1891: Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera, or as it's initially called, the "Kinetograph." Pictured is Charles Kayser of the Thomas Edison laboratory sitting in front of an early version of the device.

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