What happened this day in history September 2

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 2022 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, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,662,076,800 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 142 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 3,542 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.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1806
    A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
  • 1811
    The University of Oslo is founded as The Royal Fredericks University, after Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway.
  • 1901
    Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 1945
    Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1946
    The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1661
    Georg Böhm, German organist (d. 1733)
  • 1820
    Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
  • 1838
    Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1919
    Marge Champion, American actress
  • 1924
    Daniel arap Moi, 2nd President of Kenya
  • 1943
    Glen Sather, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
  • 1946
    Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer (Flower Travellin' Band) (d. 2011)
  • 1979
    Brian Westbrook, American football player
  • 1980
    Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1983
    Rich Boy, American rapper

Who died on September 2?

  • 1031
    Saint Emeric of Hungary (born between 1000 and 1007)
  • 1274
    Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
  • 1765
    Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
  • 1768
    Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
  • 1820
    Jiaqing Emperor of China (b. 1760)
  • 1834
    Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)
  • 1944
    Bella Rosenfeld, Russian-born American wife of Marc Chagall and subject of many of his paintings (b. 1895)
  • 1992
    Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  • 2002
    Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Max McNab, Canadian National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)

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