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September 03, 2015 Issue
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Sandra Kay Ames

Died: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Age: 74
Sandra (Sandy) Kay Ames, 74, Wekiva Cove, Longwood, Florida, died peacefully at 11 p.m., on Aug. 26,

Karin R. Lomax

Died: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Age: 66
Karin R. Lomax, 66, Lake Geneva, formerly of Park Ridge, Illinois, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. She

Carol J. Van Matre

Died: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Age: 77
Carol J. Van Matre, Lake Geneva, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Agrace
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1875: Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.
1894: Richard Niebuhr, theologian.
1907: Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.
1914: Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.
1927: Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.
September 3rd
in history
1777: The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.
1783: The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.
1838: Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life. At Douglass' home in Washington, D.C., visitors can learn about his successes--and his disappointments.
1855: General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.
1895: The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men's Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.