2 September

2 September

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • World Coconut Day

Historic Events

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.

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]

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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