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

  • 421
    Emperor Constantius III dies suddenly of an illness, his wife Galla Placidia becomes for the second time widow.
  • 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.
  • 1856
    The Tianjing Incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
  • 1990
    Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1915
    Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1929
    Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
  • 1941
    John Thompson, Jr., American college basketball coach
  • 1949
    Moira Stuart, British journalist
  • 1974
    Inari Vachs, American adult film actress
  • 1977
    Amanda Marcotte, American feminist blogger
  • 1984
    Danson Tang, Taiwanese actor, model and singer
  • 1984
    Jack Peñate, English singer
  • 1988
    Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer
  • 1989
    Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian playback singer (d. 2008)

Who died on September 2?

  • 490 BC
    Pheidippides, Greek hero (b. c. 530 BC)
  • 421
    Constantius III, Roman Emperor (birth year unknown)
  • 1764
    Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
  • 1832
    Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
  • 1910
    Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • 1934
    Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist and actor (b. 1908)
  • 1965
    Johannes Bobrowski, German writer (b. 1917)
  • 1973
    Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • 2006
    Willi Ninja, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)

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