On this day: September 3

Published On: Aug 31 2012 03:15:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2014 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 - Ferdinand Porsche
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1875: Automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche, best known for creating the Volkswagen Beetle, the first of many Porsche automobiles and the first hybrid vehicle, is born in northern Bohemia, during the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in what is today the Czech Republic.

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