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 - Alan Ladd
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1913: Actor Alan Ladd, known for movies such as "Shane," "This Gun for Hire," "The Glass Key," "The Blue Dahlia" and "The Great Gatsby" (1949), is born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and three other drugs at the age of 50 on Jan. 29, 1964.

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