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 - Oliver Cromwell
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1658: Oliver Cromwell, the English soldier and statesman who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars, dies at age 59 in Whitehall, London, England. The most likely cause of Cromwell's death was septicaemia following a urinary infection. Cromwell was lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1653 until his death.

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