2 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Cleveland Amory, 1917
  • Allen Drury, 1918
  • Martha Mitchell, 1918
  • Clint Murchison, 1923
  • Marge Champion, 1923
  • Victor Spinetti, 1933
  • Peter Ueberroth, 1937
  • Terry Bradshaw, 1948
  • Mark Harmon, 1951
  • Jimmy Connors, 1952
  • Linda Purl, 1955
  • Keanu Reeves, 1964
  • Lennox Lewis, 1965
  • Salma Hayek, 1966

Died On This Day:

  • Henri Rousseau, 1910
  • Alvin York, 1964
  • Ho Chi Minh, 1969
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, 1973
  • Robert Holmes à Court, 1990
  • Rudolf Bing, 1997
  • Troy Donahue, 2001
  • Dr. Christiaan Barnard, 2001
  • Bob Denver, 2005

Today's Events:

  • 31 BC - Mark Antony deserts Battle of Actium to chase after Cleopatra's ship, ending Roman Civil Wars.
  • 1192 - Richard the Lionheart and Saladin form treaty whereby Jerusalem remains under Muslim control, but Christian pilgrims allowed to visit city.
  • 1666 - Great Fire of London starts near Tower of London; 13,000 homes & 80 churches go up in next 3 days.
  • 1752 - Last day of the Julian calendar's use in Britain and the Colonies as tomorrow is September 14.
  • 1789 - Congress establishes the U.S. Treasury Department with Alexander Hamilton as first secretary.
  • 1791 - September massacres begin in Paris. Mob rules. Thousands killed.
  • 1864 - General William Tecumseh Sherman takes Atlanta, which is evacuated by Confederates.
  • 1865 - End of Second Maori War in New Zealand.
  • 1870 - Napoleon III capitulates at Sedan to Prussians in Franco Prussian War.
  • 1880 - First attempt at night baseball game at Nantasket Beach, MA where 3 100-foot towers with 36 electric lamps are erected.
  • 1898 - Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain after Battle of Omdurman.
  • 1901 - Vice President Teddy Roosevelt speech at Minnesota Fair: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.'
  • 1924 - 'Rose Marie,' light opera by Rudolf Friml opens at Imperial Theatre, NY for 557 performance run.
  • 1930 - First commercial non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York.
  • 1945 - Japan surrenders aboard U.S. Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay accepted by MacArthur; WWII ends.
  • 1958 - China opens first TV station at Peking.
  • 1969 - Vietnamese Communist leaders cover-up Ho Chi Minh's death for one day because of holiday.
  • 1969 - UCLA and Stanford Research Institute install the first computer network to link to Arpanet.
  • 2019 - Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Dorian with wind gusts over 200 mph hits Bahamas; 44+ dead, thousands of homes destroyed.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Stephen of Hungary
  • Brocard

Holiday:

  • Independence Day (National Day) Vietnam (1945)
  • Day of Ceres Goddess of Corn

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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