About September 2

September 2, 2020 is the 246th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 163 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 2

  • 44 BC
    Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
  • 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.
  • 1752
    Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
  • 1792
    During 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.
  • 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.
  • 1856
    The Tianjing Incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 1945
    World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
  • 1957
    President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
  • 1990
    Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
  • 1991
    Nagorno Karabakh declares its independence from Azerbaijan forming the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
  • 1991
    The United States recognize the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.

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