What are the important events that happened on September 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 2 is the 245th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 20, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,504,310,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontapentagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 170 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,716 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 2 Historical Events

  • 1666
    The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1792
    During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • 1806
    A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 1901
    Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 1935
    Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
  • 1939
    World War II: following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
  • 1946
    The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1830
    William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1915
    Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    John Thompson, Jr., American college basketball coach
  • 1950
    Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1956
    Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1966
    Marcello Cuttitta, Italian rugby player
  • 1971
    Shauna Sand, American actress and Playboy Playmate
  • 1977
    Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1979
    Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1982
    Joey Barton, English footballer

Who died on September 2?

  • 421
    Constantius III, Roman Emperor (birth year unknown)
  • 1764
    Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
  • 1820
    Jiaqing Emperor of China (b. 1760)
  • 1896
    Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • 1910
    Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • 1997
    Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born British opera manager (b. 1902)
  • 1998
    Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • 2000
    Curt Siodmak, German-born American screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 2001
    Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)

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