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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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Treaty of Paris original document.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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MISSION LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Mariner 4 spacecraft.

Mariner 4 (together with Mariner 3 known as Mariner–Mars 1964) was the fourth
in a
series of spacecraft
intended for planetary exploration in a flyby mode. It was designed to conduct close up scientific observations of Mars and to transmit these observations to Earth. Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet
Mars, returning the first pictures of the Martian surface. On December 21, 1967 communications with Mariner 4 were terminated.
 

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                     Launch of Mariner 4.


The clearest Mariner 4 image showing craters.

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