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, 25,071,840 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 1649
    The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
  • 1856
    The Tianjing Incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1957
    President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
  • 1991
    The United States recognize the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1865
    Simeón Ola, Philippine general (d. 1952)
  • 1913
    Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (d. 1981)
  • 1937
    Derek Fowlds, British actor
  • 1956
    Angelo Fusco, Northern Irish Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1964
    Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
  • 1973
    Katt Williams, American comedian, actor and rapper
  • 1974
    Inari Vachs, American adult film actress
  • 1980
    Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1982
    Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
  • 1989
    Marcus Morris, American basketball player

Who died on September 2?

  • 1274
    Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
  • 1896
    Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • 1910
    Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • 1934
    Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist and actor (b. 1908)
  • 1973
    Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1976
    Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
  • 2001
    Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
  • 2007
    Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer (b. 1962)
  • 2009
    Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)

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