On this day: August 24

POSTED: 9:33 PM Aug 22 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 24 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 - William Penn
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1682: William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.

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