79 The volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupts and buries Pompeii in volcanic ash.1456 The Gutenberg Bible is finished printing.1814 British troops burn down the White House.1853 The first Potato chips (called Saratoga chips) are prepared in NY.1891 The motion picture camera is patented by Thomas Edison.1932 Amelia Earhart completes her flight across the United States non-stop. She is the first woman to do so. Famous Birthdays:
1929 Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader)1951 Orson Scott Card (Author wrote Ender's Game)1960 Cal Ripkin Jr. (Baseball player)1965 Reggie Miller (Basketball Player)1973 Dave Chapelle (Comedian)1981 Chad Michael Murray (Actor)1988 Rupert Grint (Actor played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter movies)
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