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.
1989: Cincinnati Reds manager and MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose (seen here in 2004) agrees to permanent ineligibility from baseball amid accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team.
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