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, 417,864 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 ‘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

  • 44 BC
    Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
  • 1752
    Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1806
    A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1805
    Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1820
    Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
  • 1915
    Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1938
    Giuliano Gemma, Italian actor
  • 1939
    Sam Gooden, American singer (The Impressions)
  • 1946
    Luis Avalos, Cuban actor
  • 1950
    Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1962
    Jon Berkeley, Irish author and illustrator
  • 1969
    Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, American singer
  • 1980
    Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver

Who died on September 2?

  • 1688
    Sir Robert Viner, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • 1765
    Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
  • 1872
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1910
    Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • 1921
    Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • 1937
    Pierre de Coubertin, French founder of the modern Olympic Games (b. 1863)
  • 1948
    Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
  • 1985
    Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1992
    Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1997
    Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1905)

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