September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 120 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 2nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 2nd in history!
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- Calendar Adjustment Day
- World Coconut Day
What Happened On This Day – September 2
1960: The First election of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile is held
The parliamentary body of the Central Tibetan Administration was elected and formed by Tibetan exiles in India. The day is celebrated as Democracy Day among Tibetan exiles.
1946: Interim government of India is formed
The interim government and the Constituent Assembly of India were given the task to oversee India’s transition to independence from British rule. The government was headed by Jawaharlal Nehru.
1789: U.S. Department of the Treasury is formed
The department is responsible for managing the government’s revenue and spending. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury
1752: U.K. adopts the Gregorian Calendar
The calendar, also sometimes known as the Western Calendar, is one of the most widely used calendars today. Prior to the switch, Britain and its territories followed the Julian Calendar. Due to the change, the British lost 11 days when September 2 was followed by September 14.
1666 A fire ravishes the city of London
Also known as the Great Fire of London, the fire broke out in a bakery and raged for 4 days destroying the houses of most inhabitants of the city.
2014: On 02 September 2014, the envelope of the #space observation radar #TIRA was opened and revealed a view of the 34-metre parabolic reflector. After almost 50 years, the so-called radome was completely renewed for the first time.
1936: 84th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War: Evacuation of wounded militiamen during the “Siege of the Alcázar de Toledo ” (Toledo, Central Spain ), September 1936. [Colorization]
1902: On 2 September 1902: The first sci-fi film “A Trip To The Moon” is released
Births On This Day, September 2
1982: Joey Barton, English footballer
1966: Salma Hayek, Mexican/American actress, director, producer
1964: Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
1953: Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander
1913: Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer, manager
Deaths On This Day, September 1
1973: J. R. R. Tolkien, English philologist, author
1969: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam
1948: Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist, scholar
1937: Pierre de Coubertin, French historian, educator, founded the International Olympic Committee
1910: Henri Rousseau, French painter