September 2 Events in History - September 2 Birthdays - September 2 Deaths



2014 Home Depot may be the source of a new data breach, resulting in theft of thousands of customer credit card numbers; the company was indicated as the source by various banks after the data appeared for sale online
2014 Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cautions that the Ebola epidemic will soon be uncontrollable unless more workers are found to aid in treatment of victims and burial of contagious bodies
2013 Swimmer Diana Nyad makes history, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
2013 The public learns about AT&T's The Hemisphere Project, which gives telephone call data to law enforcement agencies, including the DEA
2012 Ending a 50-year ban on veiled female news presenters, Egypt's state television gives its female presenters a choice of wearing, or not wearing, a veil
2012 The Formula One Belgian Grand Prix held at Spa-Francorchamps, is won by 32 year-old Jenson Button
2011 Acting on a lawsuit filed by Apple, Inc., a court in Dusseldorf, Germany orders Samsung to stop selling its new tablet computer, Galaxy Tab
2011 The South Korean military has police clear protesters from the building site of its new naval base in Jeju-do
2010 Twenty-five drug cartel gunmen are reported killed by the Mexican Army in a clash in Tamaulipas
2010 BP claims that if the ban on offshore drilling permits continues, it may not be able to pay compensation for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2009 A bomb explodes outside of Athens' stock exchange, damaging the building and a female passer-by
1998 SwissAir flight 111 crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia killing all 229 onbaord, likely cause was an electrical fire
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal, Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto, Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
1996 Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
1996 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1996 Soyuz TM-24, lands
1995 Actor Charlie Sheen (30th birthday) marries Donna Peele (25)
1995 Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1995 Southern California begins using new area code 562
1994 Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)
1993 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
1993 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
1993 Day of Peace in South Africa
1992 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
1992 U.S. dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
1991 Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1991 U.S. officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
1990 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 188 performances
1990 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St. Zen Center, SF
1989 Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
1988 Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
1987 Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan
1987 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit home runs in a game twice in 1 season
1987 Philips introduces CD-video
1987 West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia
1986 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1985 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
1984 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 362 performances
1983 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
1982 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 John Arlott calls his last game, England vs. Australia at Lord's
1979 "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 108 performances
1979 79th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara
1978 George Harrison marries Olivia
1978 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
1978 Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man
1978 John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
1978 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 home run in 11 straight years
1974 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
1973 Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
1973 Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1972 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 1-0
1972 Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)
1972 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
1971 Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st U.S. Open tennis matches
1971 New York's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
1970 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (U.S. Open) (9 pt sudden death)
1969 New York Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
1969 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
1968 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1967 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th home run off Curt Simmons
1965 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
1964 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
1964 Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal
1963 Alabama Governor George C. Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS
1963 CBS and NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
1962 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Tamara and Irina Press (U.S.S.R.) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
1960 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1959 U.S. President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 Henry Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
1958 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
1958 National Defense Education Act was signed
1957 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
1957 Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
1956 Orioles trailing Red Sox 8-0 come back to win 11-10 in 9 innings
1956 Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service
1955 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Hurricane Edna batters NE U.S., killing 20
1954 WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Dr. Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
1951 Australia, New Zealand and U.S. sign ANZUS-pact
1949 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
1946 Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
1946 Nehru forms government in India
1945 59th U.S. Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (36 86 64)
1945 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
1945 V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)
1944 Belgium's Emissie bank closes
1944 During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane
1944 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
1944 U.S. leaders meet in Belgium
1942 German troops enter Stalingrad
1941 Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
1940 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa
1940 Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
1937 U.S. Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
1936 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
1935 A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
1930 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to U.S. (37 hours)
1929 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union and Lever Bros
1929 WOR (New York City) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
1927 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
1926 Italy signs treaty with Yemen
1924 44th U.S. Mens Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (61 97 62)
1924 Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in New York City
1922 President Ebert declares "Deutschland uber alas" as German national anthem
1920 W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez," premieres in London
1919 Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
1919 Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation
1919 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
1917 Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by Admiral Tirpitz)
1914 General von Hausen and countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
1913 Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
1911 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
1909 English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1901 Vice President Theodore Roosevelt advises, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
1900 Telegraph use between Germany and U.S. begins
1898 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
1898 Machine gun 1st used in battle
1894 Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
1894 Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
1870 Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies
1867 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
1864 Union General William T Sherman captures Atlanta
1859 Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
1839 Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam
1806 A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley, Switzerland, kills 500
1796 Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
1792 Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails and slaughter them
1789 U.S. Treasury Department established by Congress
1752 Last Julian calender day in U.S. and England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1752 Last day of Julian calendar in Britain, British colonies
1743 England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1732 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
1686 Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks
1666 Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
1666 Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8
1644 Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux' infantry surrenders
1537 King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"
1519 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
1192 Sultan Saladin and king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire
911 Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines











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