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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

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

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.

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

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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

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

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1969NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

1877Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956)

1965Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

1966Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)

1952[James] Jimmy Connors, St. Louis Illinois, US tennis champion (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)

September 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

1989Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)

1978Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)

1908Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

1989NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1995Actor Charlie Sheen (30) weds model Donna Peele (25) in Malibu, California

1922"Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

1824US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

September 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 2nd

1973John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81

490 BCPheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon

September 2nd Deaths
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