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 - Eileen Brennan
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1932: Actress Eileen Brennan, best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as Capt. Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin," is born in Los Angeles, California. Brennan also reprised her role in the TV adaptation of "Private Benjamin," winning both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance, and appeared in movies such as "The Sting," "The Last Picture Show" and "Clue." She died of bladder cancer at age 80 on July 28, 2013.

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