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Calendar for September 3rd, 2014

Died 1658: Oliver Cromwell (military leader)

1783: Treaty of Paris signed between the U.S. and Great Britain

1833: New York Sun became the first daily "penny press" newspaper

1838: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped slavery

Born 1849: Sarah Orne Jewett (author)

Born 1875: Ferdinand Porsche (auto manufacturer)

1885: First classes at U.S. Naval War College began

1895: First professional football game played

Born 1913: Alan Ladd (actor)

Born 1917: Robert Truax (Rocket Scientist)

Born 1923: Mort Walker (cartoonist)

Born 1935: Eileen Brennan (actress)

1935: World record set by auto averaging 301.13 mph for 1 mile, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

1951: Search for Tomorrow first aired on television

Died 1962: e. e. cummings (poet)

Born 1965: Charlie Sheen (actor)

Died 1967: Woody Guthrie (musician & songwriter)

Born 1969: Dominic West (actor)

1976: Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars at Utopia Planitia

Died 1991: Frank Capra (director)

Died 2002: W. Clement Stone (parlayed $100 into a $2 billion insurance empire)

Died 2005: William H. Rehnquist (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

2006: 47-lb. flathead catfish caught, Ohio River, Pennsylvania

Died 2012: Michael Clarke Duncan (actor)

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