On this day: September 3

POSTED: 2:15 PM Aug 31 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 03 2013

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 - World War II begins
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1939: At the start of World War II, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies. The United Kingdom and France also begin a naval blockage of Germany that would last until the end of the war.

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