Monday, September 03, 2012



 1950:Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, becoming the first Formula One World Drivers' champion.

1777: Gen. William Maxwell of the Continental Army orders the American flag, known as the Stars and Stripes, to be flown during a skirmish at Cooch's Bridge in Delaware during the Revolutionary War. It is the first time that the new U.S. flag is raised in battle.

1783: Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams sign the Treaty of Paris with David Hartley, a British member of Parliament, representing King George III. The treaty recognizes the independence of the United States and formally ends the Revolutionary War nearly two years after Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va.

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