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

  • 44 BC
    Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
  • 421
    Emperor Constantius III dies suddenly of an illness, his wife Galla Placidia becomes for the second time widow.
  • 1649
    The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1833
    Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio is founded by John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope’s disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
  • 1946
    The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
  • 1960
    The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
  • 1998
    Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1820
    Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
  • 1830
    William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1838
    Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1865
    Simeón Ola, Philippine general (d. 1952)
  • 1919
    Marge Champion, American actress
  • 1937
    Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)
  • 1952
    Jimmy Connors, American tennis player
  • 1960
    Hideo Yoshizawa, Japanese video game designer and executive, General Manager at Namco Bandai Holdings
  • 1966
    Dino Cazares, Mexican-born American guitarist (Fear Factory)
  • 1981
    Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress

Who died on September 2?

  • 1832
    Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
  • 1934
    Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1884)
  • 1934
    James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1860)
  • 1941
    Lloyd Seay, American stock car driver (b. 1919)
  • 1944
    Bella Rosenfeld, Russian-born American wife of Marc Chagall and subject of many of his paintings (b. 1895)
  • 1969
    Hồ Chí Minh, President of North Vietnam (b. 1890)
  • 1984
    Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer (b. 1962)
  • 2008
    Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)

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