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 - Pauline Kael
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2001: Pauline Kael, often regarded as the most influential American film critic of her day, dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 82 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Kael, who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991, was known for her witty, biting and highly opinionated style of writing, influencing a several generations of major film critics.

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