A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 2nd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 2, 1666, one of history’s most memorable fires occurred in the English capital of London.
On September 2, 1807, the British Royal Navy and Army bombarded the port city of Copenhagen, Denmark, using fire bombs and phosphorus incendiary rockets in order to prevent neutral Denmark from deciding to align with Napoleonic France and turn over the use of its war fleet to the French and their allies.
On September 2, 1885, the Wyoming Territory was the scene of a terrible racially motivated riot that resulted in the deaths of a minimum of 28 Chinese immigrants, and possibly as many as 50.
On September 2, 1901, the then Vice President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt first used his famous phrase “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
On September 2, 1901, Teddy Roosevelt first voiced his advice, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
On September 2, 1963, CBS Evening News made TV history by becoming the first major nightly news show to be 30 minutes long instead of only 15 minutes.
On September 2, 1984, Sydney, Australia was the scene of a major shoot-out between rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros.
On September 2, 2013, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge completed a rebuild project that resulted in it becoming the widest bridge in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014.
Morgan, a 2016 American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and written by Seth Owen, was released on September 2, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.
On September 2, 2019, we take a moment to review a nifty “What if?” horror film, Brightburn.
NASA’s planned launch of a new gigantic rocket called Artemis scheduled for August 29, 2022 was scrubbed due to a problem with an engine, with a new launch date scheduled for September 2, 2022.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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