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 246th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 20, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,104 hours 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 ‘dihectatetracontahexagon’ 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 148 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 1,351 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 2 Historical Events

  • 44 BC
    Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 1945
    Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1991
    The United States recognize the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
  • 1998
    Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1854
    Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1929
    Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
  • 1934
    Chuck McCann, American voice actor.
  • 1948
    Nate Archibald, American basketball player
  • 1951
    Jim DeMint, American politician
  • 1966
    Marcello Cuttitta, Italian rugby player
  • 1969
    Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1973
    Katt Williams, American comedian, actor and rapper
  • 1986
    Kyle Hines, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Scott Moir, Canadian ice dancer

Who died on September 2?

  • 1690
    Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
  • 1820
    Jiaqing Emperor of China (b. 1760)
  • 1872
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1934
    James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1860)
  • 1948
    Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
  • 1953
    Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
  • 1964
    Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • 1969
    Hồ Chí Minh, President of North Vietnam (b. 1890)
  • 1996
    Paddy Clift, Zimbabwean cricketer (b. 1953)
  • 2011
    Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)

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