On This Day: September 02nd

This is 245th day of the year and 120 days remain in the year.

in history
1666
The great fire of London broke out, destroying much of the city, including St. Paul's Cathedral.
1789
The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
1901
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech, regarding foreign policy, at the Minnesota State Fair.
1945
Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent republic.
1945
Japan's formal surrender in World War II was celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day.
1963
Alabama governor George Wallace prevented the racial integration of Tuskegee High School by encircling the building with state troopers.
1969
North Vietnamese president Chi Minh died.
September 02 Birthdays
Liliuokalani1838–1917, last reigning queen of the Hawaiian Islands.
Salma Hayekactress
Keanu Reevesactor
Wilhelm Ostwaldphysical chemist
Terry Bradshawfootball quarterback
Christa McAuliffeteacher
Peter V. Ueberrothbusinessman
Andrew Groveengineer, technology executive



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