On this day: September 3

Published On: Aug 31 2012 04:15:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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2012: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in "The Green Mile," as well as for roles in movies such as "Armageddon," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Daredevil," dies at age 54 in Los Angeles, California, nearly two months after suffering a heart attack.

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