On this day: September 3

Published On: Aug 31 2012 03:15:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2016 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 - Search for Tomorrow
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By CBS Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1951: The first long-running American television soap opera, "Search for Tomorrow," airs its first episode on CBS. The show would switch to NBC in 1982 and go off the air after 35 years on Dec. 26, 1986. Seen here is a scene from the first episode showing Mary Stewart as Joanne Gardner with Lynn Loring, who played her daughter, Patti.

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