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 - WWII France
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

1944: Allied troops begin the attack on German forces in Paris during World War II.

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