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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 20, 2015 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 400,320 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 159 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 985 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.
  • 31 BC
    Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    The UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1838
    Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1850
    Eugene Field American writer (d. 1895)
  • 1901
    Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1917
    Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1934
    Chuck McCann, American voice actor.
  • 1949
    Moira Stuart, British journalist
  • 1969
    Stéphane Matteau, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Alex Chu, Korean singer
  • 1982
    Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Jack Peñate, English singer

Who died on September 2?

  • 1540
    Emperor Dawit II of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
  • 1688
    Sir Robert Viner, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • 1872
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1962
    William Wilkerson, American founder of the Hollywood Reporter and the Flamingo Hotel and nightclub owner (b. 1890)
  • 1964
    Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • 1998
    Allen Drury, American novelist (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • 2001
    Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Joan Oró, Catalan biochemist (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)

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