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SEPTEMBER 2

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Qatar: National Day
(Three-day celebration (9/1-3) of independence gained from the UK: 09/03/1971)
Qatar Topics Online Magazine
Vietnam: National Day
(Commemoration of declaration of independence by Ho Chi Minh: 09/02/1945)
Vietnam Embassy of Vietnam, Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of State History Channel
1726 John Howard (British Prison Reformer Who Enforced Standards of Cleanliness) British Political and Social Leaders Prisons Chambers Book of Days Historic UK
1766 James Forten (Pennsylvania-born African-American Business Leader, Abolitionist)  James Forten Abolition Inventors & Invention Business & Economics African American Business Leaders
1855 Hoke Smith (North Carolina-born Governor of Georgia)  North Carolina Political and Social Leaders  Georgia Political and Social Leaders New Georgia Encyclopedia University of Georgia
1878 Werner Blomberg (German General, Nazi Minister of War)  Nazi Military Leaders World War II
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Ho Chi Minh (President of Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh Vietnam War History Channel
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Historical Events Occurring B.C.
31 BC Octavian (Augustus Caesar) Defeats Forces of Anthony & Cleopatra at Battle of Actium The Roman Empire World History War History Channel
1666 The Great Fire of London Starts in the King's Bakery on Pudding Lane and Continues for Five Days The Great Fire of London Fire Safety Anglia Campus Chambers Book of Days Writer's Almanac Historic UK
1775 George Washington Commissions the First Naval Officer George Washington Colonial History Naval History Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1781 2,500 Continental Troops and 4,000 French Troops Camp in Wilmington, Delaware French Military Leaders Wilmington, Delaware American Revolution State of Delaware
1807 British Begin Four-day Bombardment of Copenhagen Denmark Great Britain Napoleon Bonaparte European History War Danish Military History
1847 Dutch Immigrants Arrive at the Site They Will Settle as Pella, Iowa The Netherlands Pella, Iowa Immigration Iowa Historical Society
1862 Lincoln Reluctantly Restores General George McClellan to Full Command Abraham Lincoln George McClellan American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
1864 The Forces of Union General William T. Sherman March into Atlanta, Georgia Georgia  William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta History Channel University of Georgia
1866 Crete Proclaims Abolition of Turkish Authority and Union with Greece Turkey Greece European History History Channel
1898 Lord Kitchener's Forces Defeat Dervishes at Battle of Omdurman, Sudan Great Britain Egypt Sudan African History War Fordham University
1901 Vice President Theodore Roosevelt Delivers His "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" Speech at the Minnesota State Fair Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick Speech Minnesota State Fair Star-Tribune Writer's Almanac
1917 German Militarist Conservatives Formally Launch a New Political Party, the Vaterlandspartei or Fatherland Party German Political and Social Leaders World War I History Channel
1923 143,000 People Die As Aftershocks Continue and Fires Consume Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Earthquake Fire Safety Death History Channel
1940 U.S. Agrees to Give Britain 50 U.S. Destroyers in Exchange for British Pacific Base Use Great Britain Naval History War U.S. Navy
1944 Anne Frank and Her family Are Placed on a Transport Train from Westerbork to Auschwitz Anne Frank Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust Writer's Almanac
Future President George H. W. Bush Bails Out as His Bomber Is Shot Down Over the Pacific Ocean President George H. W. Bush Aviation Military History World War II History Channel
1945 Japan Formally Surrenders in Ceremonies Aboard the USS Missouri Japanese Surrender World War II BBC History Channel Writer's Almanac New York Times Asian History Texas State Historical Society
Ho Chi Minh Declares the Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Embassy of Vietnam, Washington, D.C. Writer's Almanac Asian History
1947 American States Sign Treaty of Rio de Janeiro Committing Mutual Assistance South America  War World History Yale University
President Carlos Mancheno of Ecuador Is Overthrown Ecuador CNN
1962 Cuba and Soviet Union Sign Military and Industrial Assistance Agreement Cuba Soviet Union The Cold War Rutgers University
1985 A U.S.-French Expedition Announces the Location of the Titanic Wreckage About 560 Miles Off Newfoundland. Newfoundland France The Titanic New York Times
1987 19-year-old German Pilot, Mathias Rust Goes on Trial in Moscow for Flying His Cessna Airplane Into Red Square Soviet Union Notorious Germans Aviation History Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1991 United States Formally Recognizes Independence of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Estonia Latvia Lithuania The Soviet Union The Cold War Human Rights Watch
1992 President Bush Announces $2 Billion in Farm Aid and Fighter-Jet Sale for Texas President George Bush Economics Politics History Channel
1994 Government of Bulgarian Prime Minister Lyuben Berov Dissolves His Cabinet Bulgaria UNHCR
1996 Muslim Rebels in the Southern Philippines Sign a Peace Agreement with the Philippine Government Republic of the Philippines Islam Terrorism Asian History
1998 A United Nations Court Hands Down the First International Conviction for Genocide in Rwanda Rwanda United Nations Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts History Channel
A Swissair Jetliner Crashes Off Nova Scotia, Killing All 229 Aboard Air Disasters Death CNN
2005 Governor of Louisiana Orders National Guard to Shoot to Kill New Orleans Looters New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death BBC
President Bush Tours the Devastated Coasts of Louisiana. Mississippi & Alabama Louisiana Missisippi Alabama President George W. Bush Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death National Public Radio

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