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