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September 2nd, 2044 (September 02 2044)EventPharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Ptolemy Quotes
September 2nd, 2044 (September 02 2044)EventThe first of Cicero s Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months. Cicero Quotes
September 2nd, 2031 (September 02 2031)EventFinal war of the Roman Republic: Battle of ActiumOff the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
September 2nd, 2006 (September 02 2006)EventWaziristan War ends. US and Pakistani Troops leave Waziristan mountain area.
September 2nd, 2005 (September 02 2005)EventThe Natural Bridge, a very popular tourist attraction in Aruba, collapses after thousands of years in good condition.
September 2nd, 1998 (September 02 1998)EventSwissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
September 2nd, 1998 (September 02 1998)EventThe 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.
September 2nd, 1996 (September 02 1996)EventA peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacanang Palace.
September 2nd, 1991 (September 02 1991)EventThe United States recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
September 2nd, 1990 (September 02 1990)EventTransnistria unilaterally proclaimed as Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
September 2nd, 1970 (September 02 1970)EventNASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation was re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
September 2nd, 1969 (September 02 1969)EventThe first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
September 2nd, 1967 (September 02 1967)Eventestablished The Principality of Sealand, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
September 2nd, 1963 (September 02 1963)EventCBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television s first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
September 2nd, 1958 (September 02 1958)EventU.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
September 2nd, 1945 (September 02 1945)EventCombat in World War II ends in the Pacific Theater: The final official surrender of Japan is accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
September 2nd, 1945 (September 02 1945)EventVietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
September 2nd, 1939 (September 02 1939)EventWorld War II: Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.
September 2nd, 1935 (September 02 1935)EventLabor Day Hurricane of 1935: A large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
September 2nd, 1925 (September 02 1925)EventThe U.S. Zeppelin the USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14.
September 2nd, 1901 (September 02 1901)EventVice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
September 2nd, 1898 (September 02 1898)EventBattle of OmdurmanBritish and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establishing British dominance in the Sudan.
September 2nd, 1885 (September 02 1885)EventIn Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were 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.
September 2nd, 1870 (September 02 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: Battle of SedanPrussian forces take French Emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
September 2nd, 1867 (September 02 1867)EventMutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor of Japan, marries Masako Ichijo. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she s called by the posthumous name Empress Shoken.
September 2nd, 1864 (September 02 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city.
September 2nd, 1862 (September 02 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope s disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
September 2nd, 1859 (September 02 1859)EventA solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
September 2nd, 1833 (September 02 1833)EventOberlin College is founded by John Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart. Philo Quotes
September 2nd, 1807 (September 02 1807)EventRoyal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
September 2nd, 1792 (September 02 1792)EventDuring what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
September 2nd, 1789 (September 02 1789)EventThe United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
September 2nd, 1752 (September 02 1752)EventThe United Kingdom adopts the Gregorian Calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
September 2nd, 1666 (September 02 1666)EventThe Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul s Cathedral.
September 2nd, 1649 (September 02 1649)EventThe Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.

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