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 - Dalton atomic symbols
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1803: English scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

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