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On This Day August 24

On This Day in history on August 24th:

1690- Calcutta, India is founded

1814- British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House along with several other buildings.

1853- The first potato chips are prepared by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, New York.

1869- The Waffle Iron is invented.

1891- Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.

1912- Alaska becomes a United States territory.

1932- Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.

1989- Cincinnati Reds manager, Pete Rose, is banned from baseball for gambling.


1981- Chad Michael Murray, American actor

1988- Rupert Grint, English actor best known for his character "Ron Weasley" in Harry Potter


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