On this day: September 3

Published On: Aug 31 2012 04:15:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2013 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.

OTD September 3 - San Marino
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A.D. 301: San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus. The country is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy. Pictured is the highest point in the 24-square-mile nation, Monte Titano.

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