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Events and People Who Made History on September 2

10th Century

911 - Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines

12th Century

1192 - Sultan Saladin and king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire

16th Century

1519 - 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
1537 - King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"

17th Century

1644 - Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux' infantry surrenders
1666 - Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8
1666 - Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
1686 - Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks

18th Century

1732 - Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
1743 - England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1752 - Last day of Julian calendar in Britain, British colonies
1752 - Last Julian calender day in U.S. and England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1789 - U.S. Treasury Department established by Congress
1792 - Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails and slaughter them
1796 - Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated

19th Century

1806 - A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley, Switzerland, kills 500
1839 - Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam
1859 - Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
1864 - Union General William T Sherman captures Atlanta
1867 - 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
1870 - Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies
1894 - Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
1894 - Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
1898 - Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
1898 - Machine gun 1st used in battle

20th Century

1900 - Telegraph use between Germany and U.S. begins
1901 - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt advises, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill
1911 - Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
1913 - Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
1914 - General von Hausen and countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
1917 - Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by Admiral Tirpitz)
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
1920 - W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez," premieres in London
1922 - President Ebert declares "Deutschland uber alas" as German national anthem
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
1926 - Italy signs treaty with Yemen
1927 - Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
1929 - Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union and Lever Bros
1929 - WOR (New York City) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
1930 - 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to U.S. (37 hours)
1935 - A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
1936 - 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
1937 - U.S. Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
1940 - 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa
1940 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
1941 - Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
1942 - German troops enter Stalingrad
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
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)
1946 - Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
1946 - Nehru forms government in India
1949 - Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
1951 - Australia, New Zealand and U.S. sign ANZUS-pact
1952 - Dr. Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
1954 - Hurricane Edna batters NE U.S., killing 20
1954 - WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
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
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
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
1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
1960 - Tamara and Irina Press (U.S.S.R.) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
1960 - William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
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.
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
1964 - Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
1964 - Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal
1965 - Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th home run off Curt Simmons
1965 - Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1967 - KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1969 - New York Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
1969 - Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
1970 - 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (U.S. Open) (9 pt sudden death)
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
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.
1973 - Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
1973 - Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
1973 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1974 - Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 - Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
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
1979 - 79th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara
1979 - "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 108 performances
1980 - John Arlott calls his last game, England vs. Australia at Lord's
1981 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 - Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
1983 - Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
1984 - "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 362 performances
1985 - Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1985 - Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
1986 - Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
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
1988 - Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
1989 - Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
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
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
1992 - Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
1992 - U.S. dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
1993 - 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
1993 - Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
1993 - Day of Peace in South Africa
1994 - Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)
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
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
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
1998 - SwissAir flight 111 crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia killing all 229 onbaord, likely cause was an electrical fire


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