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On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Eric Dickerson
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1960: Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, who rushed for 13,259 yards and 90 touchdowns in a 12-year NFL career, is born in Sealy, Texas. Dickerson, who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons, holds the NFL's single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards, set in 1984, and also led the NFL in rushing in 1983, 1986 and 1988.

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