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On this day: September 3

Published On: Aug 31 2012 03:15:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The American Revolutionary War ends, baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb collects his last hit, the Allies declare war on Germany during World War II, and a U.S. Supreme Court chief justice dies, all on this day.

OTD September 3 - Malcolm Campbell
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1935: Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile more than 300 mph.

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