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

  • 1649
    The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
  • 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.
  • 1807
    The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
  • 1833
    Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio is founded by John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, Georgia, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city.
  • 1867
    Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she is called by the posthumous name Empress Shōken.
  • 1885
    Rock Springs massacre: in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are 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.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1852
    Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1862
    Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1925
    Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1937
    Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)
  • 1957
    Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1959
    Guy Laliberté, Canadian founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • 1960
    Eric Dickerson, American football player
  • 1965
    Lennox Lewis, British-born Canadian boxer
  • 1966
    Marcello Cuttitta, Italian rugby player
  • 1971
    Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist

Who died on September 2?

  • 1680
    Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
  • 1688
    Sir Robert Viner, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • 1872
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1877
    Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)
  • 1910
    Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • 1934
    James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1860)
  • 1964
    Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • 1971
    Robert Mensah, Ghanaian football goalkeeper (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)

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