On this day: August 24

POSTED: 9:33 PM Aug 22 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 24 2015

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 - Richard Attenborough
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2014: English film director and actor Richard Attenborough dies in London, England, five days before his 91st birthday. He is best known for his acting roles in movies like "The Great Escape," "The Sand Pebbles," "Doctor Dolittle" and "Jurassic Park," and for directing the movies "A Bridge Too Far," "Magic," "A Chorus Line," "Cry Freedom," "Chaplin" and "Gandhi," the last of which won him two Academy Awards.

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