September 2 in History

September 2 in History

September 2nd is…
Blueberry Popsicle Day
Espresso Martini Day
National V-J Day

44 BC – Cicero started the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony.

1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.

1666 – The Great Fire of London destroyed more than 13,000 homes along with St. Paul’s Church.

1752 (Julian year) – Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, making the next day September 14, 1752. There was no September 3-13 in the British Empire, including the American colonies.

1754 (Earthquake) Cairo, Egypt

1789 – The United States Treasury Department was established.

1837 – Samuel F.B. Morse patented his telegraph for sending messages.
sidenote: Ben Franklin was the first to send an electrical signal through a wire in 1750.

1864 – General Sherman took Atlanta after four weeks of fighting.

1897 – McCall Magazine began publication.

1901 – Vice President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, used the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.

1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award by the Boy Scouts of America.

1944 – Future President George H.W. Bush ejected from his damaged plane in WW II.

1945 – Japan formally surrendered World War II.

1963 – CBS Evening News expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, the first network to do so. NBC followed on September 9.

1969- Chemical Bank installed the first United States ATM in the U.S. at Rockville Centre, New York branch.

1985 – NBC began broadcasting in stereo.

1989 – #1 Hit September 2, 1989 – September 8, 1989: Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted

1992 (Earthquake) Nicaragua killing at least 116 people.

1995 – #1 Hit September 2, 1995 – September 8, 1995: Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone