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1807The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1971Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

1864Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1945Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

1995Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

1978Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

1927Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

1965Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)

31 BCFinal war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

44 BCThe first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.

1944Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz

1901VP Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick"

1192Ottoman Sultan Saladin & King Richard the Lion-hearted of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade

1987Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

1974Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

1974US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1972Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

1989Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1996Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

44 BCQueen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.

1991Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

194023rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa

1968Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1962Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

September 2nd Historical Events
Date Event
44
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 
44
The first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months. 
31
Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra
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911
Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines 
1192
Ottoman Sultan Saladin & King Richard the Lion-hearted of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade 
1519
1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico 
1537
King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church" 
1644
, Cornwall: Robert Devereux's infantry surrenders 
1649
The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro. 
1666
Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed 
1686
Habsburg armies take Buda from Turks 
1732
Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome 
1743
Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms 
1752
Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th) 
1789
US Treasury Department established by Congress 
1792
September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers. 
1796
Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated 
1806
A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500 
1807
The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon
1839
Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam 
1856
Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China. 
1859
Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii 
1859
A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service. 
1864
Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War 
1867
1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth 
1870
Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies 
1885
In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town. 
1894
-3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens 
1894
Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die 
1897
"McCal" magazine first published 
1898
Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain 
1898
Machine gun 1st used in battle 
1900
Telegraph use between Germany & US begins 
1900
A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule 
1901
VP Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick" 
1902
"A Trip To The Moon", the first science fiction film, released 
1908
Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
1909
King Edward VII signs South Africa Act 
1911
Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government 
1913
Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas 
1914
-3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux 
1914
The US Treasury Department establishes the Bureau of War Risk Insurance to provide up to $5 million worth of insurance for merchant ships and their crews 
1917
Deutsche Vaterlands Partei formed 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 US Men's Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (6-1 9-7 6-2) 
1924
Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC 
1925
The airship USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14. 
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 & Lever Bros 
1929
WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network 
1930
1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs) 
1935
A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423 
1936
1st transatlantic round-trip air flight 
1937
US 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 H W Bush ejects from a burning plane 
1944
Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz 
1944
US leaders meet in Belgium 
1945
59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (3-6 8-6 6-4) 
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, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact 
1952
Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery 
1954
Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20 
1954
WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1955
KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Collapse of a rail 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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1958
Hendrik Verwoerd appointed PM 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 
1958
U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost. 
1959
US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris 
1960
Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold 
1960
William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres 
1960
The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day. 
1962
Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1963
Alabama Gov George C Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS 
1963
CBS & 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 HR (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 
1967
The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates. 
1968
Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1969
NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated 
1969
Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season 
1969
The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York. 
1970
1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death) 
1971
Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer 
1971
Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches 
1971
NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business 
1971
There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party 
1972
Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD 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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
The headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in Belfast is severely damaged by an IRA bomb 
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
US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act 
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 HR in 11 straight years 
1979
"I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 perfs 
1979
79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara 
1980
John Arlott commentates on his last game, England v Australia at Lord's 
1981
USSR 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 NYC 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 NY Times ad lambasting Japan 
1987
Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs 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
Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst 
1990
"Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC 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
US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania 
1992
Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die 
1992
US 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
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 
1996
A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malaca├▒ang Palace. 
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 near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed. 
1998
The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide. 
2012
A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt 
2012
15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine 
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